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.
Each year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) evaluates if advanced telecommunications services are being deployed to all Americans in a “reasonable and timely manner.” This annual proceeding typically addresses the status of broadband deployment and asks the public to comment on relevant issues such as the federal broadband speed benchmark, the evaluation of mobile service as separate from fixed home broadband, and broadband data collection.
The census is a critical tool for municipalities to receive resources, inform local policy, and ensure that all are represented. This toolkit provides resources for communities to make sure that the 2020 census – the first census conducted primarily online – does not result in an undercount.
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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.