Year: 2021

Next Century Cities Reflects on a Remarkable Year of Advocacy and Broadband Success Stories with Release of its Annual Yearbook

You can find a PDF of this press release here. For Immediate Release Contact: Brittany-Rae Gregory brittany-rae@nextcenturycities.org December 21, 2021 Washington, D.C. (December 21, 2021) – Today the Next Century …

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NCC Highlights the Importance of Community Broadband Planning at Promise Neighborhoods National Network Conference

The Promise Neighborhoods National Network Conference annually convenes U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods and Full-Service Community Schools program grantees. Promise Neighborhoods programs are designed to prepare children and young …

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NCC Submits Comments Advocating for an Effective and Inclusive Affordable Connectivity Program

On December 8, 2021, Next Century Cities submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to document feedback from local officials on the upcoming Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”).  The ACP …

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There Are Various Ways for Local Leaders to Get Involved in Federal Broadband Policy Making

In light of the billions of dollars that are being invested into digital infrastructure programs, it is critical for federal officials to conduct outreach to and solicit input from potentially …

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Engaging with Local, State, and Federal Officials Through Broadband Surveys and Speed Tests

Surveys are not a novel tool for facilitating communication between residents and local officials, but broadband studies have increasingly become a forum of public opinion for residents and their local …

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Next Century Cities Joins the Marconi Society for a Panel Discussion on the Future of Crowdsourced Broadband Data Mapping

In order to promote meaningful broadband deployment and adoption programs, policymakers and experts must first know where service is strong, weak, or nonexistent. Currently broadband maps are created using provider …

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What Could the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Mean for NCC Members?

On November 15th, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Infrastructure Bill”), a historic $65 billion investment in broadband programs. At a time when a home broadband …

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