Contacting elected officials about the need for municipal broadband

Who to contact

Mayor Ted Wheeler's Office

1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204
MAIN PHONE: 503-823-4120
OPINION LINE: 503-823-4127
TWITTER: @tedwheeler

Commissioner Dan Saltzman's Office

1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204
PHONE: 503-823-4151
FAX: 503-823-3036
TWITTER: @dansaltzman

Commissioner Nick Fish's Office

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
PHONE: 503-823-3589
Twitter: @commishfish

Commissioner Amanda Fritz's Office

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 220, Portland, OR 97204
MAIN PHONE: 503-823-3008
CHIEF OF STAFF: 503-823-3988
Twitter: @amandafritzrn

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly's Office

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204
PHONE: 503-823-4682
TWITTER: @ChloeEudalyPDX

When to call or visit city offices

Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

What to say

What we need

Clearly and politely state your desire for the city to create a municipal broadband network to serve the people of Portland. 

Why we need it

  • Cable companies have taken control of their national regulators at the FCC and passed legislation preventing localities from creating their own policies to police them. 
  • Cable companies such as Comcast have successfully lobbied to repeal Net Neutrality which ensured the internet was a free and open platform for communication. We need a public network to ensure freedom of information is maintained online. 
  • Cable companies such as Comcast have successfully lobbied to repeal important privacy regulation which prevented internet service providers from selling or using information about what you do online. We need a public network to ensure this privacy. 
  • The internet service currently being provide by companies is mediocre, unreliable, and vastly overpriced. A municipal broadband network would be fast, more reliable, and affordable for Portland residents.