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.
Last week, we brought together coworkers, friends, and allies to say goodbye to Deb Socia, our executive director. Deb has led Next Century Cities for the past five years with unrelenting passion and creativity, and helped us grow into the organization we are today. Among many other accomplishments, she received the Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award in 2018 in recognition of her efforts to support digital inclusion.
The Next Century Cities team recently traveled to McCall, Idaho to guide a discussion about the region’s broadband future at an event hosted by the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council. Regional stakeholders including local elected officials, business leaders, economic development staff, concerned citizens, and more all gathered to learn from successful broadband projects in the region and to consider options for improving connectivity across Valley County.
State governments play a critical role in facilitating broadband deployment, and there are several key policies and programs that can significantly impact access when implemented at the state level.
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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.