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.

Should Your City’s Health Care Systems Join a Consortium?

Following the FCC’s funding cuts for its Rural Health Care (RHC) program within the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), health care providers are relying more on consortia as a source of administrative and financial reprieve. We did some research and talked to Matt Chandler — the Director of Customer Relations at HealthConnect Networks — and David Corrado, who is the now-CEO of the Medina County Fiber Network who formerly worked as the Project Manager on the network buildout for the Northeast Ohio Regional Health Information Organization.

Guest Blog: Monmouth Independence Network Expanding with Public-Private Partnership

We at the Monmouth Independence Network (MINET) are utilizing public-private partnerships to expand our broadband network into Dallas, Ore., following our success in Monmouth and Independence. The cities of Monmouth and Independence — both in Oregon — began building out MINET over 12 years ago. As part of the buildout, the cities established a high-capacity, head-end facility that is capable of serving many more thousands of homes and businesses than exist in its legacy market.

Guest Blog: Community Broadband & Telehealth — A Symbiotic Partnership Made In Heaven

“What’s your marketing mission? What? You mean “take-rate,” right? No. Take-rate is another way of saying “sales goals.” The marketing mission has a different kind of value than sales targets.”

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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.