The Digital Divide in Our Backyard

Highlighting Broadband Challenges and Successful Connectivity Models in Municipalities across the United States

 Next Century Cities is proud to release case studies on the state of broadband access and adoption in cities across the country. Full reports will be released weekly through  December 16, 2020. Interviews and research were conducted with cooperation from local officials and community leaders. Local governments in each municipality have partnered with philanthropic entities and private sector allies to address persistent connectivity gaps which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Huntsville

Alabama

Detroit

Michigan

Mesa

Arizona

(Coming December 9, 2020)

Albuquerque

New Mexico

(Coming December 9, 2020)

Long Beach

California

(Coming December 16, 2020)

Memphis

Tennessee

(Coming December 16, 2020)

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.