This week, Next Century Cities hosted and participated in several panels at Broadband Communities Magazine’s economic development conference, “Fiber for the New Economy” in Minneapolis, MN. This included a main stage panel of Next Century Cities mayors and officials, as well as a kickoff “experts” panel, both moderated by Executive Director Deb Socia. Deb also participated as a panelist discussing effective messaging during the CLIC Day pre-conference session.
“Across the country, communities recognize the importance of leveraging gigabit level internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, engage citizens in their democracy, and connect residents to new opportunities,” remarked Next Century Cities Executive Director Deb Socia. “It is essential for field experts and community leaders to come together at events like the Broadband Communities event in Minneapolis to discuss the issues communities face when implementing broadband access projects and how to achieve success.” » Read more about: Next Century Cities Offers City Leader Perspective at Broadband Communities Conference in Minneapolis