Free Geek, Comcast, and the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission will unite on December 7th at 10 a.m., unveiling an exciting announcement that embodies the spirit of community in Portland. In today's world, we recognize the profound role that technology plays in our daily lives. It's no longer just about owning a device; it's about harnessing the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate and leverage these devices, paving the way for digital equity and equal opportunities for everyone in our vibrant community. Partnership Announcement video.
The MHCRC Annual Report is now available for download. Click here: FY21-22 Annual Report.
The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) officially wrapped up the TechSmart Initiative for Student Success in school year 2022/2023 after investing nearly $16 million over eight years to school districts in Multnomah County including: Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham Barlow, Parkrose, Portland Public, and Reynolds School Districts. Read the Final Initiative Impact Report.
The MHCRC Annual Report is now available for download. Please click one of the following links to access the document: MHCRC 2021-22 Annual Report, or MHCRC 2021-22 Annual Report - Screen Reader Accessible
Click this link to download the MHCRC meeting packet 3/21/22.
*** Findings from the survey will be combined with other data collection efforts and compiled into a final study to be released Summer 2020. Stay tuned! *** How does access to the Internet affect people’s lives in Multnomah County? Who is included in our digital economy and who’s being left out? Whose voices and experiences are being represented in local media? Your Vo!ce 2020 intends to find out. The Your Vo!ce-Our Communications Technology 2020 initiative seeks to understand who has access to the Internet and media technology; how people are using technology to connect, inform and engage in their communities;…
The MHCRC, a Lead Partner in the Digital Equity Action Plan, joins the Digital Inclusion Network in celebrating Digital Inclusion Week (DIW2019). DIW2019 is an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities and join nationwide digital inclusion conversations. For more information about DIW2019 click here.
The MHCRC’s 2019 Annual Report is here! Download the PDF
The MHCRC joined forces with 30 other local government jurisdictions across the nation to file comments and reply comments in opposition to a recent proposed rulemaking at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposed rules could undermine public benefits negotiated in cable services franchise agreements, including franchise fees, and also allow cable companies to rely on the authority under a cable franchise to use the public right-of-way for non-cable services without additional compensation, permitting, or other regulations.
Apply Now! The 2019 Grant Cycle is now Open for Pre-Applications The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its 2019 Community Technology Grants funding cycle and encourages eligible organizations to apply. The Pre-Application deadline is December 6, 2018. For more information and to access the Pre-Application click here. [masterslider id="7"] Some pictures from past Grantees.