Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
Mayor Dave Gysbert, Hagerstown, MD, “High-speed Internet is one of the first features a company will look for in a community they are looking to locate or re-locate into, and we need to be able to compete for that type of company in our community.” Mayor Dave Gysbert, Hagerstown, MD
Mayor Andy Berke, Chattanooga, TN, “The Gig infrastructure changed the way we see ourselves in Chattanooga, it changed the idea of what our city could be.” Mayor Andy Berke, Chattanooga, TN
Mayor Homer Nicholson, Ponca City, OK, “With access to the larger, high speed Internet pipe, all residents enjoy what they require to satisfy their daily life.” Mayor Homer Nicholson, Ponca City, OK
Mayor Dave Trebelhorn, Winthrop, MN, “There is no more important infrastructure development facing our city today than our efforts to build a fiber to the home network in our community and the surrounding area.” Mayor Dave Trebelhorn, Winthrop, MN
Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles, CA, "Bridging the digital divide requires access by all to affordable broadband. In particular, we need to ensure that our students are poised for success with digital advances in education." Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles, CA
County Supervisor-elect & former Mayor Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz, CA, “The communities that provide fast and reliable internet for their citizens will have an absolute advantage in their economic vitality." County Supervisor-elect & former Mayor Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz, CA

Welcome to Next Century Cities

Across the country, innovative municipalities are already recognizing the importance of leveraging gigabit level Internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, and connect residents to new opportunities. Next Century Cities is committed to celebrating these successes, demonstrating their value, and helping other cities to realize the full power of truly high-speed, affordable, and accessible broadband.

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