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Access to communications technology is critical infrastructure

I am writing this as my company is in the middle of a state of emergency here in northern California, right up against the Oregon border, where we are seeing…

Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

The Oregon Broadband Office (OBAC) welcomes nine new members to the Broadband Advisory Council. The council consists of 13 members, 11 of which are appointed by Governor Kate Brown, along…

Oregon’s once-in-a-lifetime broadband opportunity by Representative Pam Marsh

The COVID crisis demonstrated beyond doubt that broadband is vital for our social, economic, emotional and physical health.  Individuals and families who lacked access to broadband over the past two…

Is Fiber Internet Worth Having in Your home?

Internet providers around the nation are racing to build or upgrade their networks to fiber-optic technology, but many consumers are still asking if fiber is worth having in their homes.…

Broadband Is Just One Piece of the Bigger Digital Equity Puzzle

During the pandemic, we saw a lot of temporary solutions to digital inequities, from quickly distributing hotspots to free access to broadband for school-aged children, to handing out tablets to…

It’s Time: Security as a Critical Component of Essential Broadband Infrastructure

It’s time to treat security as a mission critical component of our essential broadband infrastructure. It’s time to have security lead everything we do; versus being overlaid as a reactive…

As PEAK Internet Expands Its Investment in Fiber Broadband, It Continues to Grow Opportunities for Its Communities 

Oregon is an amazing place to live as we are blessed with beautiful natural surroundings like forests, lakes, and mountains. The flip side, however, is that it can be challenging…

Bringing High-Speed Fiber Where No One Else Will Go

History sometimes repeats itself. In 1939, Ivan Laird could not get electricity to his farm in Sitkum, a small town 45 miles east of Coos Bay on the Oregon Coast.…

Local Internet Edge Network (LIEN) Modernizing the current internet infrastructure with the State Of Oregon

David Hand has been involved in the Oregon Telecommunications  business as long as I have, well over 25 years.  Over the years he has built a successful ISP (Mighty.Net) with…

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SOU’s launch of new operating platform to save $750K annually

Southern Oregon University has begun a phased launch of a new operational software platform that is expected to eventually save the university more than $750,000 in recurring costs each year.…

Maintain Your Margins to Maintain Your Viability

In business vocabulary, the term ‘margin’ is a fairly important word to know, as it is connected with several concepts that speak to profitability. Understanding your margins and maintaining them…

Vets Can Help

Finding the Best is a collaboration between Roslyn Donald and Marta Tarantsey Businesses throughout the US are facing a tight labor market, and small businesses in southern Oregon are experiencing…

Boarding the Ark 

Being next is the best place to be.  Standing in line waiting my turn can be an incredible opportunity to make new acquaintances, learn new things and be inspired to…

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A Few Words from Jim – August 2022

“Innovation is hard, important and exciting. “ I’m going to spending the next couple of years with you focusing on innovation driven entrepreneurship and broadband.  I toured Arcimoto’s new 250,000 SQFT…

Citizens Bank Announces New Board Member Tamara Scoville

Citizens Bank and Citizens Bancorp are proud to announce Tamara Scoville as a new member of their Board of Directors.  “We are delighted to have Tamara join our Board of Directors,” said…

Scaling a Business

What does it mean to Scale a business?  If scaling a business is important, why isn’t this taught?  This article starts out with two good questions that are asked thousands…

Five tips to keep smoke out of your home and business

With the major McKinney fire burning close to California border, we know that along with the fire threat, communities nearby are also coping with the threat of smoke.   Below are tips from…

I toured Arcimoto’s new 250,000 SQFT Manufacturing Facility and was blown away by all the innovation

8/12/2022 Breaking News : Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer We have been watching and reporting on Arcimoto for several years. Greg visited with them back when…

Welcome to Southern Oregon, We love innovators

What is innovation? How does innovation work in small business? How does innovation work in a community? The state of Oregon has been pushing hard to sponsor innovation throughout the…

Hunter Communications Appoints Ehrika Gladden to Board of Directors

Hunter Communications announced the appointment of IT industry veteran, Ehrika Gladden, to the company’s board of directors. Gladden brings more than three decades of progressive executive leadership experience, managing IT…

LS Networks Taps Former Meta Fiber Investments Executive, Randy Brogle, as New Chief Executive Officer

LS Networks, the leading fiber optic provider in the Pacific Northwest, announced today that Randy Brogle, a seasoned telecommunications industry leader with over 25 years of experience, has been appointed…

Press Releases

THE BOEING COMPANY AND OREGON TECH ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION IN KLAMATH FALLS

November 14, 2022

Nov. 11, 2022, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Tuesday, The Boeing Company (Boeing Commercial Airplanes) and Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) signed an…

Lithia & GreenCars pledge historic commitment, set SOU’s philanthropic bedrock

September 16, 2022

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and Medford-based Lithia Motors have announced a philanthropic partnership that will serve as the bedrock of…

Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer

August 12, 2022

Founder Mark Frohnmayer named Chief Vision Officer EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, outrageously…

Hunter Communications Appoints Ehrika Gladden to Board of Directors 

July 26, 2022

Seasoned technology leader will help expand company’s sales efforts 7/26/2022 Today, Hunter Communications announced the appointment of IT industry veteran, Ehrika Gladden,…

Medford, Oregon Plant Wins Airgas’ National Cylinder Fill Plant of the Year Award

July 11, 2022

A local manufacturing plant that fills and distributes industrial gases in cylinders across the state was named one of two National Cylinder Plants…

Chiloquin to Complete Historic Renovation of the HIRVI Building

June 13, 2022

CVIP Awarded $200,000 for Main Street Revitalization Project Chiloquin Visions In Progress (CVIP) was awarded a $200,000 grant by Oregon Heritage, a…

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