Next Century Cities

Connecting Communities
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
Mayor Bruce Rose, Wilson, NC, “I have seen Wilson evolve from ‘the World’s Greatest Tobacco Market’ to ‘NC’s First Gigabit City.’” Mayor Bruce Rose, Wilson, NC
Mayor Laurel Lunt Prussing, Urbana, IL, “The United States should not be behind the rest of the developed world on broadband service.” Mayor Laurel Lunt Prussing, Urbana, IL
Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville, TN, “We are excited to be positioned as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and feel that by offering gigabit services in our city we will only continue to grow and develop as one of the more progressive communities in the country.” Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville, TN
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 Jim Gray, Lexington, KY, "Lexington must join the ranks of Chattanooga, Kansas City and Austin to ensure that our people and businesses have access to ultra-fast Internet connections." Mayor Jim Gray, Lexington, KY

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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