If state barriers to broadband drop, what happens next?

About twenty states have legal barriers to public-owned broadband networks. But with nearly 400 community-wide and partial-reach public networks operating successfully — some since before the year 2000 — advocates ask how high would the number be if these barriers...

Cities Tackle Broadband Imperative

There is a new organization in town and it’s quietly getting the attention it deserves. Called “Next Century Cities,” it met last month with mayors and executives from 32 cities in Santa Monica, California to talk about the new economy, the critical importance of...

Two Great Opportunities

Next Century Cities members Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO are preparing to host the Gigabit Cities Summit from January 12-14, 2015. Those interested in attending are invited to join a webinar on the future of smart cities with renowned smart city experts Boyd...

Boston eyes next-gen networks

Boston is teaming up with more than two dozen other cities across the country to tackle one of the most complex infrastructure questions of the century: how to ensure the next-generation Internet connectivity that will be crucial for civic success…