Oregon State With Explicit Roadblocks

  • Oregon State With Explicit Roadblocks

    Posted by Michael on August 11, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Oregon

    ORS 276A.406

    Oregon state law doesn’t outright prohibit municipal governments from offering broadband services to residents.

    But Oregon state IT official Alex Petit found himself in the cross hairs of the telecom industry when he and Gov. Kate Brown (D) promoted the idea of government and state’s research universities partnering to purchase 2,300 miles of fiber optic cable, in hopes of building out a fiber network throughout the state.

    Telecom industry affiliates balked at the idea that rural Oregon was lacking access to high speed Internet and needed government intervention. Ultimately, state lawmakers passed HB 4023 during the 2018 legislative session, which enables the state CIO to provide broadband services to public entities and undeserved communities only.

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