Check Out Our Launch Event!

Next Century Cities launched on Monday, October 20 in beautiful Santa Monica, CA. Our launch event featured excellent speakers and panelists, as well as a video from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler! Check out video of our panelists and speakers...

Fed up, US cities take steps to build better broadband

State and local governments aren’t typically known for leading the way on technology. Remember that West Virginia library that uses a $20,000 router for a building the size of a trailer? But all that’s changing fast, at least at the municipal level—and the...

Announcing Next Century Cities!

On October 20, Next Century Cities officially launched in Santa Monica, CA. The launch event brought together elected officials and other leaders from 27 of Next Century Cities’ 32 partner communities. Hosted at the innovative co-working space Cross Campus, the...

City advancing plans for broadband

Broadband implementation in Montrose and the surrounding area will not come without its challenges – but local leaders have made gigabit connectivity a priority and are eager to move forward…

3 TN cities chosen for Next Century Cities

Three Tennessee cities have been chosen to participate in a bipartisan initiative seeking to bring broadband Internet to more communities. Chattanooga, Clarksville and Morristown are among the 32 cities selected for Next Century Cities, a project led by Washington,...

Listen to a Podcast with Executive Director Deb Socia

Next Century Cities Executive Director Deb Socia recently sat down with Chris Mitchell, producer of the Community Broadband Bits podcast and Policy Director of Next Century Cities. The two discussed how Next Century Cities plans to help communities provide broadband...

Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents…