Broadband

Oregon’s Broadband Assistance Program Announces Intent toAward

April 16, 2024

The Oregon Broadband Office is pleased to announce the awardees of the BroadbandTechnical Assistance Program (BTAP) grants of up to $150,000 per county which canbe used for eligible broadband planning and pre-construction activities, staffing, andgrant application support. $1.5 million will be distributed to 11 projects to prepare forbroadband infrastructure. “This…

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Oregon’s Digital Equity Plan Approved and State Allocated $9.9 Million for Digital Equity

April 2, 2024

Business Oregon’s Oregon Broadband Office received notifications from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that Oregon’s Digital Equity Plan was approved and that an allocation of $9.9 million in initial funding has been awarded to the state to implement the Digital Equity Plan. More information about these important announcements…

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Applications Open for $157 Million Broadband Deployment Program

March 26, 2024

By Press Release – MARCH 25, 2024 The Oregon Broadband Office is now accepting applications for grant awards for theBroadband Deployment Program (BDP). The U.S. Department of the Treasury allocated$156.8 million for Oregon. The sole eligible activity for this program’s funds is theconstruction and deployment of broadband infrastructure projects that…

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Hunter Communications Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

February 27, 2024

Marking 30 years of service in fiber-optic internet and deep commitment to local communities. Hunter Communications, a pioneer in fiber-optic technology, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Founded on February 11, 1994, Hunter Communications has grown from a construction company with thirteen employees to the state’s fastest-growing fiberinternet service…

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Understanding the Broadband Facts Nutrition Label

February 24, 2024

Beginning in April 2024, you’ll probably start to see a new and rather official looking label on some marketing materials, advertising, and websites for broadband internet services. Given the importance—and even necessity—of high-speed broadband internet to our economy and everyday lives, the government is now requiring a new consumer-friendly broadband…

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Turning off Cable TV —-

January 16, 2024

When do you make a decision to stop providing a service?  By Jim Teece CEO Ashland Home Net JimTeece.com Ashland Home Net has been a CABLE TV, Internet and Phone company for nearly two decades. I remember going to my first CABLE TV conference. I’m from the tech world, so…

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Junction City Jumps into the Fast Lane with Hunter’s High-Speed Internet!

January 16, 2024

By Caitria Aldrich HunterFiber.com Press Release Hunter Communications, a respected local leader of cutting-edge internet solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its high-speed fiber internet service to Junction City. This significant step enhances the connectivity landscape and provides reliable internet access to the community from a local company…

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Hunter Communications Introduces the Family Safety Bundle this Holiday Season

December 14, 2023

Get the gift of safe online experiences. Hunter Communications, a local fiber-optic internet service provider, unveils the Hunter Family Safety Bundle. This suite of services is designed to prioritize online safety for every user in the household.Even during the holidays, concerns about safeguarding children online are top of mind. The…

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FCC Reaffirms Decision To Reject Starlink Application For Nearly $900 Million In Subsidies 

December 14, 2023

Applicant Failed to Meet Burden for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund  WASHINGTON, December 12, 2023—The Federal Communications Commission today reaffirmed the Wireline Bureau’s prior decision to reject the long-form application of Starlink to receive public support through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program, based on the applicant’s failure to meet the…

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Oregon Connections Conference 2023 Recap

November 19, 2023

The 27th annual Oregon Connections Conference was held in Ashland, Oregon on October 26 and 27, 2023.  The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference non-profit board and the committee stepped up to fill the huge hole left by retired Chris Tamarin who ran the conference for many years prior.  Attendance records were…

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Broadband: The Engine of Economic Progress

October 13, 2023

Broadband: An Overview Broadband is a high-bandwidth data transmission that allows multiple signals and traffic types to share a single communication channel. It provides high-speed internet connection through various mediums such as copper telephone lines, fiber optic cables, and wireless connections. Broadband is always on, eliminating the need for dial-up,…

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“Breaking the Internet: How One Community is Working Toward Digital Equity” by Terrence Denoyer

October 11, 2023

Breaking the Internet: A Beacon of Digital Equity “Breaking the Internet: How One Community is Working Toward Digital Equity” is a compelling narrative that chronicles the journey of a community in West Texas striving to bring high-speed internet service to every household. Authored by Terrence Denoyer and with a foreword by…

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