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.

Guest Blog: Bring Westminster’s Student Cybersecurity Competition to Your Community!

The Capture the Flag, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) in Westminster, Maryland, is a biannual ethical hacking cybersecurity competition designed to foster students’ interest in cybersecurity, provide them with a platform to develop new skills, and prepare them for careers in technology through experiential learning. The competition has encouraged real growth in our students, and it can do the same in your community.

Next Century Cities Hosts Masterclass at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley

Next Century Cities hosted a masterclass at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California. The masterclass, entitled “Broadband 101: Infrastructure for the Next Century City,” focused on the building blocks a city must have in place in order to pursue smart city technologies, including fast, affordable, reliable broadband and collaborative 5G permitting processes.

Executive Director Deb Socia Receives Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award

Congratulations to Next Century Cities Executive Director Deb Socia! She was presented the 2018 Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award last week at Net Inclusion in Cleveland, Ohio. The award — created by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and named for Charles Benton, the visionary founder of the Benton Foundation — recognizes and celebrates leadership in advancing digital equity.

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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.