Today, Next Century Cities Executive Director Deb Socia acted as a witness during a congressional hearing on “Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Investment,” held by the House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Speaking on behalf of the over 100 communities in Next Century Cities, Deb  offered Committee Members successful examples from cities that have developed high-quality broadband networks, including many featured in Next Century Cities new Policy Agenda, “Connecting 21st Century Communities,” and discussed the need for policies at all levels of government that support broadband as critical infrastructure for all citizens.

The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Members also heard testimony from four other experts and leaders in the field regarding the need for stronger investments in broadband infrastructure in order to create thriving communities across the country. For more information on the hearing, including Deb’s complete testimony, see here.

You can find video below (Deb’s testimony begins at 24:38):