Student making chess piece at RockWood Library with 3D printer


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:

PPS announces Pilot Schools for TechSmart 3rd Grade Reading grant


Congrats to Portland Public elementary schools – Sitton, Bridger, Lewis, Markham and Vernon – for being chosen as the first-year pilot schools for the MHCRC TechSmart 3rd Grade Reading grant! The grant covers the next 5 years and will identify and scale solutions that improve PPS students’ 3rd grade literacy outcomes.



The collaboration and resources provided through this project offer a tremendous opportunity to design and seed innovation that personalizes and deepens learning for each student.

For more on the TechSmart 3rd Grade Reading grant click here.

Friends of Children Open House


MHCRC Chair Carol Studenmund and staff attended the grand-opening of the Friends of the Children new Rockwood facility in Gresham. Friends of the Children, a recipient of several MHCRC Community Technology Grants, is a local nonprofit that provides vulnerable children with long-term mentors. The 8,000-square-foot facility in Rockwood addresses a geographic shift of children in poverty to East Multnomah County. The facility includes a multipurpose gym, a teaching kitchen, a high-tech Arts & Science Room, a large “front room” for mentors to meet with youth participants, meeting rooms and quiet rooms. The 2015 grant of $218,700 represents a much needed investment in the children of East Multnomah County!

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