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.

Moving Towards 5G: What Cities Need to Know

5G wireless technology, or the “fifth generation” network, is being heralded by wireless industry leaders as the future of connectivity. This is undoubtedly true. But the future looks more like today than most realize.

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Next Century Cities to Host Launch of the Ammon Fiber Utility

Register now to attend the Launch of the Ammon Fiber Utility in Ammon, Idaho! This one day event will bring together representatives from Ammon and the region, policy and broadband experts, and key stakeholders to learn more about Ammon’s open access fiber network. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear more about Ammon’s economic model, how the conservative, rural town secured a 70% subscription take rate, its software defined networking technologies, as well as a tour of its cutting edge facilities.

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Next Century Cities Releases Playbook on Tech-Powered Civic Engagement for City Leaders

We are pleased to announce the release of 5 Lessons for Tech-Powered Civic Engagement: The Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award Playbookwhich highlights best practices to leverage technology for civic engagement and digital inclusion initiatives. The Playbook includes learning from the three Benton Next Generation Engagement Award winning cities (awarded in 2016), as well as other best practices and city models. It is geared towards local government leaders and practitioners as they work to more effectively empower residents using broadband connectivity.

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Supporting Cities

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.

Elevating the Conversation

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.

Tools for Success

Developing a next-generation network is a daunting task for any city. We are committed to developing and aggregating resources to guide new projects.