Current Issue - September 2022 -


The Journal for Business in Southern Oregon

Special Edition 

Oregon Connections:
Navigating the Funding Flood
October 6 & 7, 2022 - Ashland, Oregon

Featured stories :

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

Broadband Is Just One Piece of the Bigger Digital Equity Puzzle


Journal Articles

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A Few Words from Jim

September 2022 Rural Oregon Broadband This month’s issue is almost all about Broadband. It’s the second annual Oregon Connections Conference Special Edition. This years conference is in Ashland on October…

The Future of Broadband Services

Access to information services via broadband networks is essential for improving the quality of life of Oregon residents and improving the Oregon economy. Past investments in broadband infrastructure by Oregon…

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…

Press Releases

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2022 Earnings

April 21, 2022

April 20, 2022 PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company of People’s Bank of Commerce, announced today its financial results…

Energy Trust appoints new board members with experience in energy justice, industrial energy research

March 26, 2022

The Energy Trust of Oregon Board of Directors has appointed two new volunteer members: Dr. Peter Therkelsen of Ashland and Silvia Tanner of Portland. Both have extensive experience…

RCC Announces Incoming President

March 23, 2022

Board Announces Incoming RCC President Josephine County & Jackson County – March 23, 2022    Rogue Community College (RCC) is happy to announce the…

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $17.5 Million In Transit Grants For Oregon

March 15, 2022

Funding will support bus and bus facility upgrades across the state Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff…

KCEDA launches Klamath County, Oregon is Leading the Way in Economic Opportunity Video on YouTube

February 28, 2022

KCEDA (Klamath County Economic Development Association) is Klamath County’s leading economic development agency. We work with companies of all shapes and sizes,…

KCEDA Recruits New Upscale RV Park to Develop in Klamath County

February 28, 2022

In an announcement made by the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), housing developer, Rjouney LLC (based out of Goldendale, Washington), is…

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