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

Courts in the Age of Covid: Do Virtual Hearings Ensure Protection of A Parties’ Rights?

Photo Credit: Flickr The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution ensures that “[n]o person shall. . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” This promise guarantees that all people will have their day in court and be able to...

A Spotlight on King County, Washington

Please give us a brief overview on the status of broadband connectivity in King County. Digital equity is one of our fundamental social justice goals, as access to information and technology is essential for residents to fully participate and prosper in our global...

Next Century Cities Supports Day of Action to Extend the Rural Tribal Priority Window

On Thursday July 23, 2020, Next Century Cities submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission supporting the National Congress of American Indian’s Emergency Motion for Stay of the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. The letter highlighted the following...

Connectivity is Essential for Mass Teleworking and We Are Still Searching for Widespread Connectivity Solutions

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has accentuated the benefits of telework. As many organizations seek to maximize “social distancing,” the transition to telework has helped slow the spread of the disease, but has also challenged the traditional norms for how we...

Technological Solutions to Future Crises Depend on High-Speed Connectivity

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us exactly how much of the nation still lacks the requisite connectivity to seamlessly transition to telework and distance learning.  Schools and Libraries quickly responded to these challenges by working to position their existing...

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, Florida Provides Community Grants to Promote Census

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. 

Kansas City Region Works Together to Encourage Census Involvement

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 Supports Citizens On WeCountLex.Org

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

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.