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.
On September 5, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the text of an Order in its ongoing proceeding to streamline the rollout of infrastructure for broadband services, including small cells for 5G wireless service. The Order is expected to be adopted at the FCC’s September 26th meeting. The Order is a blatant effort by the FCC to strengthen the hand of carriers in negotiations with local governments over small cell deployment and to limit the ability of local governments to negotiate in the public interest around small cells.
Register now for Next Century Cities’ next regional broadband convening, Connected New England: Local Solutions for Broadband Development! The event is hosted in partnership with the State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, and will feature a mayors’ panel, successful models in broadband deployment, E-Rate and funding opportunities, 5G and small cells, as well as an update about the recent municipal gain ruling in Connecticut.
T-Mobile and Sprint’s $26 billion merger would reduce the number of major wireless carriers in the United States from four to three, critically reducing competition in the wireless marketplace and ultimately putting consumers at risk. Both T-Mobile and Sprint have independently provided a vibrancy to the wireless market that is sorely needed.
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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.
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.