BEAD :$688.9 M
Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $156.8 M
The Oregon Broadband Office was established in 2018 by Governor Kate Brown’s executive order. This order aims to promote access to broadband services for all Oregonians to improve the overall economy and quality of life.
In 2019, the Legislative Assembly codified the Oregon Broadband Office with directives according to Executive Order 18-31 and HB 2173.
The state will develop and maintain its broadband map to measure broadband service availability. It will also develop broadband investment and deployment strategies, and award funds allocated to the office for broadband projects.
The Rural Broadband Capacity Improvement Program was established to support broadband planning, engineering and infrastructure deployment projects for rural communities that lack adequate broadband access.
The Digital Literacy, Security and Inclusion Program was established to support projects and activities that will improve digital literacy, cybersecurity and inclusion of unserved and underserved communities.