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.

Next Century Cities Announces #MobileOnly Challenge — Sign on Today!



Take the #MobileOnly pledge and join Next Century Cities in telling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that all Americans deserve access to fast, affordable, and reliable broadband, which can’t be provided via a mobile connection alone. The  #MobileOnly Challenge will run January 1 through January 31, 2018 to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to lower broadband standards.


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Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition

Interested in finding a great opportunity for talented young folks in your community to compete against others to gain experience and enthusiasm in tech careers? Westminster, MD and Wilson, NC have found a unique and exciting way to engage young men and women from their communities.

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Next Century Cities to Host Digital Equity Panel at SXSW EDU


Next Century Cities has been selected to host a policy forum panel at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas in March 2018. The panel, “Collaboration as a Path to Digital Equity,” will discuss how Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, and the non-profit Eliminate the Digital Divide all partnered to address the city’s “homework gap.” Panelists will talk about how the project came into being, the ways the community was mobilized, and how the schools collaborated to focus on shared digital equity solutions. The panel hopes to provide concrete action steps for others who are looking to pursue similar projects in their own communities.

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City to City Membership Organization

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.