Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
Village Councilman Brian K. Housh, Yellow Springs, OH, "A municipally owned, next generation broadband fiber network will spur economic growth in our Village and provide our citizens affordable access to the Internet, which has now become a necessary utility." Village Councilman Brian K. Housh, Yellow Springs, OH
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 Phyllis Norris, Grand Junction, CO, “In this day and age, robust broadband is no longer a “nice to have” - it is a “must have”. It has become an imperative to fostering and sustaining a healthy business environment and spurring economic development.” Mayor Phyllis Norris, Grand Junction, 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 Jerry Gist, Jackson, TN, “Gigabit broadband will have a significant economic impact in our community through the retention of existing businesses, attracting new industry, and empowering our youth to have the best access to educational content from around the world, all right here in Jackson, Tennessee.” Mayor Jerry Gist, Jackson, TN
Mayor Don Monty, Carbondale, IL, “Our ability to innovate and develop fiber technology will enhance our connectivity and economic competitiveness while also providing a unique quality of life amenity for our residents." Mayor Don Monty, Carbondale, IL

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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