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.

Register Now for a Screening and Discussion of Do Not Pass Go

Join Next Century Cities, the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC), the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), and the National League of Cities (NLC) for a screening and discussion of the short documentary Do Not Pass Go. This event will discuss the value of local internet solutions, existing legislative and regulatory barriers, and actions that local and federal government can take to support municipal broadband and internet access for all. 

Taking the Next Steps Toward Bipartisan Tech Policy Solutions

On a snowy Tuesday morning during the federal government shutdown, 140 people came together from across the political spectrum in search of solutions to improve Internet access for everyone. 

Guest Blog: Wilson Greenlight Trains the Next Generation in Fiber Optic Basics

Wilson not only is North Carolina’s first gigabit city, now it is the state’s first gigabit city that has started a “Fiber Optics Basics” training course with its community college. On January 16, Wilson Greenlight, the city’s community-owned fiber-to-the-home provider, in partnership with Wilson Community College, began pilot testing a 10 week course on the what, how and why of fiber optics. The cost? $140.

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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.