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”).

Recent News:

Comments to FCC on MVPD

The MHCRC joined a coalition to file comments in the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on multichannel video program distributors (MVPD). As video streaming over the internet continues to expand and evolve the MHCRC supports compensation for private use of public property (right of way) and a local voice, through public, education and government access (PEG), are reflected in federal policy governing MVPD’s. Comments were filed on March 3, 2015


Local Effort to Address Digital Equity in Our Community

December 2014:
The Digital Inclusion Network (DIN) hosted a Summit on November 18 to discuss digital inclusion efforts, including best practices and trends in digital and online information literacy, broadband adoption and public access to information technology. Learn more

Community Technology Grants

community icon 281x172December 2014: The 2015 Community Technology Grants cycle deadline was December 9, 2014. Thank you to all who applied. The Community Technology Grants is an annual competitive grant cycle. To learn more click here.