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The Office for Community Technology champions public policy and technology investments for communications and utility infrastructure to keep our local communities economically and culturally healthy.
OCT is a dynamic leader providing clarity of vision, oversight and planning expertise for our community's technology and broadband infrastructure initiatives.
OCT advocates for the public interest in communications technology and associated government policies.
OCT catalyzes investment of resources to ensure the benefits of communications technology are available to all as part of an equitable, sustainable and economically healthy community.
OCT ensures the City of Portland and its citizens are fairly compensated for private use of the public rights-of-way through franchising and provides equitable administration of the City’s Utility License Law.
Leadership - OCT provides vision, expertise and cutting-edge planning for our community's technology and broadband infrastructure initiatives.
Community Investment - OCT catalyzes investment of resources to ensure benefits of communications technology are available to all as part of an equitable, sustainable and economically healthy community.
Regulatory Oversight - OCT negotiates, oversees and enforces regulatory compliance with franchises and utility licenses and provides cable subscriber consumer protection.
Advocacy – OCT advocates for and defends the public interest and local government's role in rapidly changing broadband, telecommunications and utility markets, including critical local authority to require fair compensation on behalf of taxpayers for private commercial use of the public rights-of-way.
Organization - OCT continuously strives to strengthen and improve a strong, dynamic organization that provides a high level of leadership and customer service to constituents, stakeholders, employees and the community at large.