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.
City leaders in Arlington, Texas are always working to be on the cutting edge of technology. As they were researching how to integrate voice recognition and artificial intelligence with a new city website, they decided to branch out into smart speaker functionality.
Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy will be a half day event bringing together members of Congress, community leaders, and policy experts. Keynote conversations and panel discussions will work to determine key policy goals and action steps for the new Congress, with a specific focus on rural broadband and digital privacy legislation.
Starting a little more than a decade ago, Chattanooga’s municipal electric utility, EPB, began making moves to add broadband internet, TV, and telephone services to its roster of offerings. Incumbent cable and telecom providers did everything they could to stop EPB. They ran ads that warned the public against municipal broadband, questioned the need for faster internet speeds and filed lawsuits against EPB.
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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.
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.