Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
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
Mayor Bob Nicholson, Montrose, CO, “Ensuring our citizens have access to robust broadband service is as much a quality-of-life issue as providing clean drinking water, safe neighborhoods, and affordable housing.” Mayor Bob Nicholson, Montrose, CO
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 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
Town Manager Rick Bates, Rockport, ME, "Innovative entrepreneurs are about two things: a great place to live and connectivity. With ultra-fast Internet, our community can deliver both.” Town Manager Rick Bates, Rockport, ME
Mayor Jill Boudreau, Mount Vernon, WA, ”Our modern world has created an essential need for access to the Internet as a basic service which is just as important as roads, utilities, and public safety services.” Mayor Jill Boudreau, Mount Vernon, WA

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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