Franchise fees, paid by cable companies as part of the compensation for their private business use of the public right of way, continue to have a high value for the MHCRC member jurisdictions

While cable subscribership overall has continued to decline, franchise fee revenues have not dropped as precipitously due to increased cable TV rates. Franchise fees for the MHCRC jurisdictions have totaled…

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The community media centers and associated community access channels, enabled and funded in part by cable franchise agreement provisions, continue to foster the development of hyperlocal programming by and for residents throughout Multnomah County

As the data in Finding 1.4 demonstrates, hyperlocal community media programming is seen by residents as important and is significantly viewed. Respondents to the Scientific Residential Survey indicated a 46%…

Continue Reading The community media centers and associated community access channels, enabled and funded in part by cable franchise agreement provisions, continue to foster the development of hyperlocal programming by and for residents throughout Multnomah County

The TechSmart Initiative for Student Success, funded through public benefit requirements of the cable franchise agreements, has provided critical teaching and learning technology for public schools and the students they serve

The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission launched The TechSmart Initiative for Student Success in 2014 as a way to strategically invest in local public K-12 schools to positively impact academic…

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The Community Technology Grants, funded by cable franchise provisions, have substantially contributed to expanding local participation in digital society

In the last ten years, 90 Community Technology Grants totaling $ 9,325,474 have been awarded to a diversity of non-profits, local governments, and educational organizations. Some of these include Friends…

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PEG/I-Net fees, provided via requirements of the cable franchise agreements, have been integral in funding technology used to produce local video content and expand use of the I-Net

PEG/I-Net fees have been a substantial funding source for all of the public benefits further described below Community Technology Grants, TechSmart Initiative Grants, community media facilities and equipment, and I-Net…

Continue Reading PEG/I-Net fees, provided via requirements of the cable franchise agreements, have been integral in funding technology used to produce local video content and expand use of the I-Net