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.

NCC Members Visit the United States Senate

Next Century Cities members from across the United States traveled to Washington, D.C. for our annual event, Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy Conference on January 23, 2020. When the event concluded, most attendees returned to their offices, hotels, or communities, but two NCC member communities trekked to the halls of Congress and took their arguments directly to the decision makers.

Next Century Cities Provides Keynote Remarks on Why Librarians are An Essential Partner in Addressing the Digital Divide

The American Library Association (ALA) started an annual tradition of inviting librarians to Washington, DC, for a two-day fly-in of strategic training and meetings with their members of Congress. On February 17, 2020, Francella Ochillo, Next Century Cities’ Executive Director, provided the keynote address at their training conference.

Next Century Cities Reminds Tech Policy Experts That Millions Are Still Waiting for Reliable, Affordable Broadband Access

Every year, technology and telecommunications policy experts from across the country gather for a symposium on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus. This year, the 2020 Silicon Flatirons’ flagship conference examined optimism and pessimism in the tech sector.

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.