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.

Guest Blog: Longmont Seizes “Super” Opportunities to Build Top-Notch Internet Service

At the Boulder County Fair, a little girl proudly donned a green cape any superhero would be proud of, proclaiming a speed worthy of the Flash. “Fastest internet in the nation!” read the cape, along with the logo of the superspeed service – the community-owned NextLight™ network of Longmont, Colo., provided by Longmont Power & Communications (LPC). Over the last few years, all of Longmont has been feeling pretty super.

Next Century Cities Joins Public Interest Spectrum Coalition in Rejecting FCC’s Proposed CBRS Rule Changes

Next Century Cities joined 20 other organizations, together representing the Public Interest Spectrum Coalition, in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to maintain small license areas with short terms and competitive renewal and to instate stronger buildout requirements in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

Register now for Connected New England!

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.

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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.