Oregon



State broadband website(s):

Oregon does not have a state broadband office. The Business Development DepartmentDepartment of Transportation, the Public Utility Commission, and the Office of the Chief Information Officerengage in broadband related activities and issues. Additionally, the 2009 Legislature created the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council to help ensure the implementation of statewide broadband strategies.

State broadband contact(s):

Oregon has a Special Public Works Fund, Rural Broadband Capacity Pilot Program, and Connecting Oregon Schools Fund. These funds are available for broadband projects. Please consult the state of Oregon for more information on those programs. Additionally, Oregon has a limited property tax exemption for companies that build and operate a new qualified broadband distribution network.

State broadband coordinator:

Oregon does not have a state broadband office. The Business Development DepartmentDepartment of Transportation, the Public Utility Commission, and the Office of the Chief Information Officerengage in broadband related activities and issues. Additionally, the 2009 Legislature created the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council to help ensure the implementation of statewide broadband strategies.

Broadband programs:

Oregon has a Special Public Works Fund, Rural Broadband Capacity Pilot Program, and Connecting Oregon Schools Fund. These funds are available for broadband projects. Please consult the state of Oregon for more information on those programs. Additionally, Oregon has a limited property tax exemption for companies that build and operate a new qualified broadband distribution network.

State information is gathered by BroadbandUSA using publically available sources (e.g. state websites). The information is validated by the points-of-contact at each state-level agency(-ies). This information was last updated Summer 2018. The information is reviewed and updated periodically.