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.

Policymaking in the Public Right of Way: Preemption and Push-back

Patrick Mulhearn, a public policy analyst for the Santa Cruz County, California, Board of Supervisors, writes about local government, preemption, and telecom policy-making. 

Next Century Cities Staff Leads Municipal Broadband Masterclass at the University of Virginia

Last month, Next Century Cities staff members visited the University of Virginia to host a master class on municipal broadband. They were invited by Dr. Christopher Ali, an Assistant Professor of Media Studies, and his undergraduate internet policy students.

Register Now: Screening and Discussion of Do Not Pass Go

Join Next Century Cities, the Coalition for Local Internet Choice, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the National League of Cities, and the National Association of Regional Councils for a screening and discussion of the short documentary Do Not Pass GoThis event will discuss the value of local internet solutions, existing legislative and regulatory barriers, and actions that local and federal government can take to support municipal broadband and internet access for all. 

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.