City Council's action in November equalizing taxes on land line phone services highlighted the fact that customers have options in buying phone services. The City of Portland's Office for Community Technology manager, Mary Beth Henry, writes:
"The Citizen’s Utility Board has a great service called, “CUB Connects” that can assist you with making a decision about phone and internet. We worked closely with CUB staff on this. Go to the website, put in your zip code, choose the services you want, and you will see an outline of all the providers in your neighborhood, with estimated costs. CUB staff is also available to assist you with questions since there are some programs available to low income Portlanders that might not appear on the company websites."
For more information from the Office for Community Technology, call 503-823-5385 during business hours.