Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
Mayor Lauren Meister, West Hollywood, CA, "Fast and reliable internet should be available to everyone — not just a lucky few." Mayor Lauren Meister, West Hollywood, CA
Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, MO, “A huge benefit to technology is its ability to bring people and ideas together and we’re certainly seeing the impact of that with Google Fiber here in Kansas City.” Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, MO
Mayor Kevin Utz, Westminster, MD, “This project enables us to deliver a wide range of broadband services beyond simple Internet access, attracting even more businesses and residents to our City.” Mayor Kevin Utz, Westminster, MD
Mayor Toland, River Falls, WI, “Next Century Cities is an organization that can provide the resources the City needs to make future decisions regarding broadband.” Mayor Toland, River Falls, WI
Mayor Paul B. Woodson, Salisbury, NC, "We’re proud to be a leader in broadband technology. This technology is an essential element of our foundation for jobs and growth in the future." Mayor Paul B. Woodson, Salisbury, NC
Mayor Gary Fuller, Opelika, AL, "Our decision to become a 'smart' city is one that will put Opelika on the map as never before." Mayor Gary Fuller, Opelika, AL

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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