Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
Mayor Gerard “Jerry” Jalbert, South Portland, ME, “Residents, regardless of what their walk of life might be, have ever increasing need for technology. They need high-speed Internet to make that happen." Mayor Gerard “Jerry” Jalbert, South Portland, ME
Mayor Dana Kirkham, Ammon, ID, “Fast, affordable and reliable Internet service is an essential part of any municipality." Mayor Dana Kirkham, Ammon, ID
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
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
Mayor Charlie Hales, Portland, OR, "Broadband will prove a boon to the entire city, and will help secure our position in the international economy.” Mayor Charlie Hales, Portland, OR
Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville, TN, “We are excited to be positioned as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and feel that by offering gigabit services in our city we will only continue to grow and develop as one of the more progressive communities in the country.” Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville, TN

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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