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 Supports the Next Generation of Tech Policy Leaders

October 7, 2019 was not only the first day of National Digital Inclusion Week, it marked the inaugural meeting of the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), a conference hosted at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Public and private foundations joined forces to fund public interest technology research, training programs, and curriculum at colleges and universities across the country. 

Fort Collins: Planning for Digital Inclusion from Day One

Fort Collins, Colo. has just launched Connexion, a community-owned fiber network. As they build out the network, city leaders are already planning ahead to ensure all residents are able to benefit from better connectivity.

Wilson: Investing in Residents for an Equitable Future

As Wilson, N.C. transitioned from “the World’s Greatest Tobacco Market” to “NC’s First Gigabit City,” local leaders worked hard to prioritize equitable access and opportunities for all residents. 

City to City Membership Organization

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.