Our field hearing “Envisioning a Gigabit Future,” co-hosted with the Southeast Tennessee Development District took place on November 18 in Chattanooga. Thanks to our wonderful speakers and panelists, the event was a tremendous success, and offered a diverse range of perspectives on the importance of broadband Internet to thriving communities! You can watch a complete replay of the event here. Check out clips of our featured speakers and panels below!» Read more about: Watch “Envisioning a Gigabit Future”!
Archive for November, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
For Immediate Release
November 18, 2014
Contact: Deb Socia
Next Century Cities Convenes Chattanooga Field Hearing on Broadband and Community Choice» Read more about: Next Century Cities Convenes Chattanooga Field Hearing on Broadband and Community Choice
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
We’re excited for today’s “Envisioning a Gigabit Future” field hearing in Chattanooga, TN! We’re looking forward to what will be a great conversation, and we hope you can join us virtually. The event will begin promptly at 9:00am, and can be viewed here.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Government Technology announced the winners of its 2014 Digital Cities Survey today, recognizing 6 partner communities of Next Century Cities for their innovative work in creating thriving, 21st century communities. Those partners receiving recognition included:
250,000 or more in population:» Read more about: Six Next Century Cities Members Recognized in Government Technology’s 2014 Digital Cities WInners
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This post is authored by Nate Hill, Assistant Director of the Public Library of Chattanooga, TN. Nate will be a featured panelist at next week’s “Envisioning a Gigabit Future” event.
A couple of weeks ago, I took a short a break from work. I was sipping a cup of coffee in my office at the Chattanooga Public Library, scrolling through Twitter looking for something new and interesting to read, when I found a tweet from Bradley Holt of Code for BTV that stated boldly “we are in transition from the information age to the innovation age.” As a public librarian whose job is designing new services for people in Chattanooga, I took pause at this powerful turn of phrase. The library has always been a place for public access to information, so what does the library look like when it becomes a place for public access to innovation? Can we overlay the Innovation Library on top of the beloved Information Library, and allow the two to work in concert with one another?» Read more about: Shaping the 21st Century Public Library: Chattanooga’s Story
Monday, November 10, 2014
As cities around the country grapple with the opportunities and obstacles associated with next-generation broadband, we are thrilled to be co-hosting “Envisioning the Gigabit Future,” a field hearing in Chattanooga on the importance of next-generation Internet to community outcomes and the need for unfettered community choice, with the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
We’re excited for what promises to be an interesting and timely discussion on Tuesday, November 18 from 9:00am – 12:30pm ET, and we invite you to join us:» Read more about: Join Us for “Envisioning a Gigabit Future” Field Hearing, November 18
Thursday, November 6, 2014
This post is authored by Louisville, KY Chief of Civic Innovation Ted Smith
When I was asked to join Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in 2011 to run the city’s innovation office, my first job was to determine the agenda for this new department. Where is the opportunity to innovate? How can we improve the quality of life for our citizens?» Read more about: Using Real-Time Data for Civic Innovation: Louisville’s Story
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
At last Thursday’s panel discussion on ‘The Future of the Broadband Marketplace,’ hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), Federal Communications Commission Special Counsel Gigi Sohn discussed the importance of community engagement to the future of broadband Internet. Her remarks mentioned Next Century Cities, and highlighted several of our member communities!
You can watch the video below, presented by the Internet Society. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the FCBA is co-chaired by Kevin Werbach, Walter Anderson and Brian Rankin.» Read more about: Conversation on ‘The Future of the Broadband Marketplace’ Lifts Up Next Century Cities
Monday, November 3, 2014
Next Century Cities members Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO are preparing to host the Gigabit Cities Summit from January 12-14, 2015. Those interested in attending are invited to join a webinar on the future of smart cities with renowned smart city experts Boyd Cohen and Gordon Feller on November 5 at 1:30pm ET. More information about the event can be found here, and you can register here.
Additionally, the Institute for Local Self Reliance, featuring Next Century Cities Policy Director Chris Mitchell, will be hosting an open webinar on November 5 at 4:00pm ET to offer the opportunity to get your questions answered about municipal networks. This ‘unwebinar’ is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about work being done across the country. More information about the event can be found here, and you can register here.» Read more about: Two Great Opportunities