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.
Austin aims to be a Smart City, one where all Austinites can use transit to access healthcare, work, learn, and enjoy the riches of Austin. In the 2012 Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, city leaders planned for livable, interconnected communities throughout Austin that provide ample pathways to prosperity. Understanding transit’s importance in planning for growth and creating these interconnected neighborhoods, Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared 2016 the Year of Mobility and directed public attention to this pressing issue.
The PNC Gigabit Experience Center is an open-access community technology center with a public gigabit internet connection in one of the most challenged neighborhoods in Louisville. We created the center in conjunction with a local non-profit community center to make ultra high-speed internet in a modern collaborative environment available to residents of the Russell Neighborhood, and Louisville at-large.
Next Century Cities recently hosted City-Vendor Connect in partnership with KC Digital Drive’s Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City, Mo. City-Vendor Connect, a “speed networking” event, paired dozens of cities looking for innovative partnerships to expand broadband access for their residents with multiple vendors offering a variety of proposed solutions.
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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.