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:

Portland Adopts DEAP

DEEP City Council Adoption _opt

The MHCRC Chair, Carol Studenmund, along with many others, urged the Portland City Council to adopt the Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) during Council consideration of the plan on April 6. The Portland Council unanimously adopted the plan, which establishes … Continue reading →

Makerspace Grant Opening

Program from event laying on top of short length of the red ribbon from the opening

MHCRC Commissioners and staff, along with other community partners and leaders, celebrated the grand opening of┬áthe Rockwood Library’s Makerspace on April 2, 2016. The Makerspace is a new, hands-on addition to the Rockwood Library for young people to learn science, … Continue reading →

City Club Friday Forum: Digital Inclusion


The City Club of Portland held a Friday Forum on Digital Inclusion and Tech Diversity in Portland. The panel included Patricia A. (Pat) McDonald, Intel Vice president of Human Resources; Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies and force behind TechTown; … Continue reading →