Missouri Moves to Restrict Local Choice

This past week, the Missouri Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee voted in favor of Senate Bill 266, advancing the legislation closer to passage by the Senate. The bill would inhibit communities from developing high-quality gigabit Internet...

White House Announces New Broadband Opportunity Council

Yesterday, the White House announced the formation of a new Broadband Opportunity Council. This new forum of 25 federal agencies builds off the President’s proposed broadband policy agenda, unveiled in January in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and will be co-chaired by the...

Introducing Ammon, ID – Spotlight City!

Next Century Cities is committed to helping lift up the stories of its partner communities and sharing their successes. To do that, Next Century Cities is proud to feature regular Spotlight Cities, a feature in which cities can share their experiences in bringing...

YS News — Talk Municipal Internet at ‘Fiber Forum’

Local organization Springs-Net, which is working toward bringing a municipal broadband network to Yellow Springs, will present a forum, “Building a Municipal Fiber Network in Yellow Springs,” on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at the Miami Valley Educational...

Tech Crunch — The Gigabit Age Is Upon Us

Society has entered a time in which technology enables us to be constantly connected, not only with one another, but also to devices and platforms. But we want faster ways to access and share information. Current connections aren’t enough yet. Gigabit networks are...

Why The Internet Matters: A Citizen’s Testimonial

This post was written by Susanna T. of Leverett, MA. While my neighbors in central Massachusetts were sitting on the edge of their seats during the Super Bowl last month, I was sitting on the edge of my seat…waiting for my email to download. In our small town of...