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

A Spotlight on Provo, Utah

Provo, Utah What are some of the major concerns that residents have about broadband access or connectivity? Dixon Holmes: One of the concerns that we have, especially now in this era of COVID, is they may have the access, but do they have the other tools? Broadband...

NCC Reiterates the Importance of a Nationwide Strategy to Expand Broadband Access

As part of the Moving Underserved Communities Forward event series, ALLvanza, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), and OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates invited policy experts to discuss closing the digital divide, particularly in...

An Investment in HBCUs is an Investment in America

By Alisa Valentin, Ph.D.  Howard University in Washington, DC Just two decades ago, many of us could not have imagined a world where Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) would garner such nationwide attention. Institutions like Howard University,...

A Democracy Without Broadband

By Yosef Getachew  In so many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that broadband is an essential service. We rely on digital connectivity to stay in touch with friends and family, work from home, log on to virtual classrooms, receive medical care through...

Closing the Digital Divide to #PlanYourVote

By Lukas Pietrzak, Policy Associate    Over the last 244 years, our country has worked to form a more perfect union through the greatest right afforded to American citizens: the right to vote. For most of modern history, everyday Americans have shared in the...

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. 

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.