Oregon



State broadband website(s):

The Oregon Broadband Office is the state broadband coordinator. The Oregon Broadband Advisory Council is charged with reporting to the Legislative Assembly on the affordability and accessibility of broadband technology in all areas of the state.  In addition, the Department of Transportation, the Public Utility Commission, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer also engage in broadband related activities and issues. Additionally, the 2009 Legislature created.

State broadband contact(s):

Oregon has the Rural Broadband Capacity Pilot Program, a pilot program to assist with planning for and deployment of broadband projects targeting rural and underserved populations.  The Special Public Works Fund and Connecting Oregon Schools Fund can also provide funds for broadband projects. Additionally, Oregon has some tax exemptions that provide a limited property tax exemption for companies that build and operate a new qualified broadband distribution network.

State broadband coordinator:

The Oregon Broadband Office is the state broadband coordinator. The Oregon Broadband Advisory Council is charged with reporting to the Legislative Assembly on the affordability and accessibility of broadband technology in all areas of the state.  In addition, the Department of Transportation, the Public Utility Commission, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer also engage in broadband related activities and issues. Additionally, the 2009 Legislature created.

Broadband programs:

Oregon has the Rural Broadband Capacity Pilot Program, a pilot program to assist with planning for and deployment of broadband projects targeting rural and underserved populations.  The Special Public Works Fund and Connecting Oregon Schools Fund can also provide funds for broadband projects. Additionally, Oregon has some tax exemptions that provide a limited property tax exemption for companies that build and operate a new qualified broadband distribution network.

Funding for broadband:

Please see program websites for more information on funding levels for each of the programs.



State Broadband Plan: Oregon has broadband public policy in statute and resolution. There is not a formal state broadband strategic plan.

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.