Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
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
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
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
Supervisor Chair Zach Friend, Santa Cruz County, CA, "High-capacity Internet is one of the most effective tools communities have at spurring economic development." Supervisor Chair Zach Friend, Santa Cruz County, CA
Town Manager Bernie Doyle, Chesterton, IN, "As electricity was essential to positive growth at the beginning of the 20th century, broadband with its high speed internet is now essential to quality of place for the rapidly changing 21st century." Town Manager Bernie Doyle, Chesterton, IN
Mayor Nancy Shepherd, Palo Alto, CA, “As a community in the heart of Silicon Valley and at the forefront of technology and innovation, Palo Alto believes in high speed broadband for the entire community.” Mayor Nancy Shepherd, Palo Alto, 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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