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 Launches Toolkit to Help Communities Become Broadband Ready

On January 16, 2019, Next Century Cities launched a new resource: Becoming Broadband Ready: A Toolkit for Communities. The toolkit is a one-stop resource for community leaders seeking to connect residents to broadband.

Next Century Cities Brings Together Bipartisan Voices for Tech Policy Discussion

Next Century Cities, Public Knowledge, and the American Action Forum hosted Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy on January 15, 2019, in Washington DC. Elected officials, policy leaders, and industry experts gathered, along with more than 200 attendees, to discuss potential action steps around some of the most important tech policy issues. View a full recording of the event here.

Municipal Broadband Networks are an Opportunity, Not a Threat

For the second time in as many months, Commissioner O’Rielly has attacked municipal networks on spurious grounds that they are a threat to First Amendment liberties. The following can be attributed to Deb Socia, Executive Director of Next Century Cities.

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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.