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The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission negotiates and enforces cable service franchise agreements; manages the public benefit resources and assets derived from the franchises; and advocates on behalf of the public interest on communications policy issues at local, state and federal levels.

The MHCRC serves the communities, residents and local governments of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale and Wood Village and Multnomah County, Oregon (its member "Jurisdictions").

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Google Fiber Press Conference - City Hall - Portland, Oregon
In this press conference Portland Mayor Hales announces that Google is interested in exploring the possibility of expanding its Gigabit service in the Portland metro area. Mayors from Portland, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Lake Oswego all participated in the press conference. Portland Community College, Oregon Health Services University, Technology Association of Oregon and Puppet Labs participated as well.

 

20 year anniversary
January 9, 2014 - Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the MHCRC's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
October 2013 - The cities of Eugene and Portland partnered with the League to produce two videos about municipal authority to manage and receive compensation for the management of local rights-of-way. An update to a 1999 production, these videos are intended to educate audiences (legislative bodies, local business groups, students and citizens) about the relationships between utilities seeking access to local rights-of-ways and municipalities which must manage them as a public resource.

Right of Way: Protecting and Paying for the Public's Lifeline Final from MetroTV on Vimeo.

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MEETING FCC REQUIREMENTS -- COMCAST and CENTURYLINK LAUNCH LOW COST INTERNET SERVICES. more

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