Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
Mayor Dana Kirkham, Ammon, ID, “Fast, affordable and reliable Internet service is an essential part of any municipality." Mayor Dana Kirkham, Ammon, ID
Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston, MA, “We see continued improvement in broadband speed and affordability as an essential element to driving growth and creating economic opportunity for the people of Boston." Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston, MA
Mayor John R. Curtis, Provo, UT, “Provo is affiliating with Next Century Cities because communities with high speed Internet access need to be significant players in the discussion about broadband access in the United States.” Mayor John R. Curtis, Provo, UT
City Manager Layne Long, Marina, CA, “High speed broadband is an important part of our economic development plans in not only attracting new businesses and residential homes, but improving connections with our community.” City Manager Layne Long, Marina, CA
Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, San Antonio, TX, “High speed Internet service that is widely accessible and affordable connects individuals and communities to greater opportunities. But it also connects our nation to richer democratic possibilities by making broadband Internet inclusive to all of our citizens.” Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, San Antonio, TX
Mayor Bill King, Sandy, OR, "Our residents recognize the need for a gigabit connection and a state-of-the-art fiber optic network was the best way to deliver that connectivity." Mayor Bill King, Sandy, OR

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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