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Posts from April, 2012

CUB Connects Spring Workshop Series Review



CUB Connects Spring Workshop Series Review

During the spring of 2012 the CUB Connects team presented a series of educational workshops at public libraries in Multnomah County. We offered three different presentations at six libraries:

• Choosing the Right Phone Plan
• Protecting Yourself from Scams
• Understanding Your Phone and Internet Bills

Every participant that filled out an evaluation said that our workshop was helpful or very helpful. As consumer advocates we have a long history of working behind the scenes to help consumers and these workshops gave… Full Post >>

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Posts from February, 2012

Consumer Education Workshops to Begin in the Portland Area



Consumer Education Workshops to Begin in the Portland Area

A long-term goal of the CUB Connects project was always to get out into the community and continue our telecom consumer awareness and education in a variety of ways.  Thanks to the Multnomah County Library, we are now offering several workshops at libraries in the Portland Area on the following topics:


• Understand Your Phone and Internet Bill
• Choosing the Right Phone Plan
• Protecting Yourself From Scams


For information on times and locations, please see the… Full Post >>

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Posts from June, 2011

Community Broadband Summits Happening Now in Oregon



Community Broadband Summits Happening Now in Oregon

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) and OneEconomy are hosting a series of Community Broadband Summits (CBS) to gather information about broadband adoption and technology in communities throughout Oregon. OneEconomy is a global non-profit organization that has been working closely with the OPUC, Oregon Broadband Advisory Council and other groups to develop the Oregon Broadband Mapping Project which we wrote about in February this year. The information collected throughout the CBS process and from… Full Post >>

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Posts from February, 2011

What has CUB Connects been up to?



What has CUB Connects been up to?

On January 25th, 2011 the CUBConnects project team presented to the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) in Salem at the commission’s monthly public meeting.  CUB’s Executive Director, Bob Jenks, opened the presentation with comments about the incredible number of telecom and internet plans available to Oregon consumers and the enormity of the project.  Although the website accurately provides consumers with details and comparisons of plans, Bob pondered that maybe CUB wouldn’t have taken on the project if he had known how much it entailed.  But, when… Full Post >>

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