Next Century Cities supports mayors and community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that everyone has fast, affordable and reliable internet access.
This week Next Century Cities filed comments with the FCC on its Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment NPRM. In our comments, we applauded the FCC’s desire to streamline the deployment of internet access and broadband services. However, we argue strongly that in considering any pole attachment process reform, the FCC should emphasize the importance of local control.
Next Century Cities and the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) have released a new report, Correcting Community Fiber Fallacies: Yoo Discredits U Penn, Not Municipal Networks, in which we address a misleading report on municipal networks. The original report from Professor Christopher S. Yoo and Timothy Pfenninger from the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School blatantly misrepresented data about municipal networks, including several Next Century City members.
Next Century Cities has been on the move this past month! We participated at several conferences across the country, including in Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. We were glad to have the opportunity to discuss a range of topics to encourage broadband deployment and ensure that everyone is connected to fast, affordable, and reliable broadband internet.
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Communities stepping into the 21st century through next-generation networks face myriad challenges. It is essential to provide crucial support to facilitate these innovative projects. Next Century Cities and our members work to overcome obstacles to success.
We work with leaders and their communities to share their stories. We make the case that next-generation internet is essential infrastructure that can deliver transformative benefits to communities today.