About Victor Villegas

Technology and Media Support Coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service.

Oregon Broadband Equity Coalition Launch Meeting – February 22, 2-3pm PST

OSULink Oregon, and Rural Prosperity Partners  announce the launch of the statewide Oregon Broadband Equity Coalition (OBEC).

The OBEC meeting will be on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. It will be held over Zoom and is free and open to anyone interested in Digital Equity work. No registration required.

OBEC is a consortium of organizations, community members, business, government, educational institutions and Tribal representatives working together to promote and bring about digital equity.

The purpose of the coalition is to collaboratively work on digital equity issues, including: 

  • Broadband Affordability
  • Internet Accessibility
  • Digital Device Availability
  • Tech support & Training
  • Digital Literacy

OBEC will also be advocating for digital equity at the county, state, regional and national level.

Coalition meetings will be held monthly over Zoom on the 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the coalition, you can visit the OBEC website or contact Victor Villegas, Broadband & Digital Technologies Adoption Coordinator at Oregon State University Extension Service.

What’s New in Digital Equity: Supporting the ACP as It Winds Down

Government Technology article

“As stakeholders watch for action on the Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act, which would provide $7 billion for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and enable it to continue beyond the expected end date of April 2024, steps are being taken to wind down the program in case the legislation is not passed.”
(Link to article)