Next Century Cities works alongside communities of all sizes and political stripes to maximize local leadership, foster strategic collaboration and provide policy counsel in the fight for fast, affordable and reliable broadband access for all.
The Path to Recovery: COVID-19
Senate Commerce Committee Discusses COVID-19 and America’s Broadband Networks Without Hearing from Local Officials, Critical Stakeholders in Connecting Communities
Local Officials Share Insights on How Broadband Impacts Population Growth, Economic Development, and Education in Illinois
In the time of COVID-19, the need for universal connectivity is stronger than ever as businesses shutter, unemployment rates rise, schools convert to online learning and doctors turn to telehealth services. No one can afford to be disconnected as we shelter-in-place.
Get Counted: Census 2020
Is your community innovating to #GetCounted? We want to hear your story.
Miami-Dade County is providing grants to local census partners. These grants were developed by the county to promote accurate counts in all of their communities. The program is especially focused on supporting historically undercounted communities.
The greater Kansas City metropolitan region is coming together to support complete count efforts across both Kansas and Missouri. While the municipal governments are undertaking major efforts to promote an accurate count, they are also bringing together non-profits, community organizations, and individuals to join the region-wide effort.
Lexington, KY is hosting an interactive and resourceful website for its residents to support an accurate and full count of the Lexington-Fayette region. The website provides resources for individuals and community organizations and builds upon their relationship with the University of Kentucky.
City to City Membership Organization
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.