The Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) advocates for and protects the public interest in the regulation and development of cable communications systems in Multnomah County and the Cities of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale and Wood Village; monitors and helps resolve cable subscribers’ concerns in these jurisdictions; and participates in the planning and implementation of community use of cable communications technologies which make use of the public right of way.
The MHCRC contracts with the City of Portland Office for Community Technology for staffing services.
For more information about the MHCRC's work, please visit www.mhcrc.org.
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; and why many are left out of our digital society.
Cable companies using public property to build and operate their businesses must receive a cable services franchise agreement which includes certain public benefit obligations, safeguards and requirements.
The MHCRC strives to ensure that local cable companies comply with cable customer service standards and franchise requirements at all times.
The MHCRC is the grant-making body for the Community Grants program which provides funds for technology projects to community organizations, libraries, educational institutions and local government agencies throughout Multnomah County.
An advanced fiber based communications network connecting government, educational and community institutions. The MHCRC facilitates partnerships, pursues network assets under the franchise and participates in network planning.
The MHCRC, through the cable fanchise agreements, requires cable companies to set aside channels on the cable network for public, education and government (PEG) use.