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U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader

Name: Kurt Schrader Title: U.S. Representative from Oregon’s 5th District Biography: Congressman Kurt Schrader is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all of Marion, Polk, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties as well as the bulk of Clackamas and small portions of Multnomah […]

November 14, 2018 in Faces of Innovation by

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Roundtable Discussion: Delivering Rural Broadband in Oregon

Featuring:                                           Access to the internet is a key economic driver for all communities. From public safety to healthcare to education, connectivity plays a critical role in our lives. Please join the conversation with United […]

October 24, 2018 in Blog by

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Fast, reliable internet is key to rural economic success

By:  Tom Gurr, Executive Director, Pacific Technology Alliance On June 23rd, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in Weston, OR with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and U.S. Congressman Greg Walden.  The focus of conversation was on closing the digital divide between rural and urban areas, and the best policies to make that happen.  […]

July 13, 2018 in Blog by

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Bridging the Digital Divide

Late last month, I attended an event in Eastern Oregon with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and US Congressman Greg Walden (OR-2) to discuss the importance of rural broadband deployment and adoption.  Below, Chairman Pai speaks to why closing the digital divide is a top priority at the FCC. 

July 13, 2018 in Blog by

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Name: Ajit Pai Title: Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Biography:  Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He was designated Chairman by President Donald J. Trump in January 2017. He had previously served as Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in May […]

July 13, 2018 in Faces of Innovation by

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Washington State Rep. Mark Harmsworth

Name: Mark Harmsworth Title: State Representative from Washington’s 44th District Biography: Mark Harmsworth joined the House of Representatives in November 2014. His work at the Legislature is focused on providing practical solutions to the public policy issues the people of the 44th District care about the most. Mark is a principled conservative. He works with colleagues on both […]

June 18, 2018 in Faces of Innovation by

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Rural broadband must remain a top priority

By:  Tom Gurr, Executive Director, Pacific Technology Alliance I recently hosted a round-table discussion of rural connectivity with U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, in Pasco. At the event, we discussed the challenges many local businesses, farmers, schools and consumers face when connecting to the Internet. It’s worth pointing out that, while Washington is considered the […]

November 6, 2017 in Blog by

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Five Ways 5G Will Change Your Life

October 18, 2017 in Blog by

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Washington State Rep. Mary Dye

Name: Mary Dye Title: State Representative from Washington’s 9th District Organization: Washington State House, Capitol Budget & Environment Committees Biography: Mary Dye has lived in the 9th District most of her life, where she operates a 3,000-acre wheat farm with her husband, Roger. They also tend to 3,000 sheep on the farm. The Dyes pride themselves […]

September 13, 2017 in Faces of Innovation by

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Washington State Leading the Charge in Rural Broadband Month

By:  Tom Gurr, Executive Director, Pacific Technology Alliance The Federal Communications Commission named August “Rural Broadband Month,” providing an opportunity for people all around the nation to focus on this vitally important issue and Washington State has certainly been taking note. Earlier this month, PacTech held a roundtable discussion featuring US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers […]

August 28, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Featured Story by

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