Month: June 2021

NCC Moderates a Discussion on how HBCU Partnerships Could Improve Connectivity for Students, Administrators, and the Communities That They Serve

  On June 16, 2021, Next Century Cities’ Communications Director Brittany-Rae Gregory moderated a panel discussion on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The …

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Next Century Cities and Public Interest Allies Meet with FCC and USAC to Escalate Emergency Broadband Benefit Challenges

Since enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (“EBBP”) began in May 2021, 2.3 million people have signed up to receive assistance with their broadband bill. However, eligible participants have …

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NCC Emphasizes the Economic Impact of the Digital Divide and Regional Broadband Solutions

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that serves economic development officers nationwide. Its 2021 Future Economic Forum conference focused on fostering regional innovation, economic …

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NCC Joins NDIA’s Effort to Educate Digital Inclusion Practitioners on Federal Broadband Policy

Due to the COVID pandemic, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance’s (“NDIA”) annual conference had a different look and feel this year. It is traditionally a production fueled by volunteers where …

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NCC Joins Letter Encouraging Governor Newsom to Support Local Governments in $7 Billion Broadband Infrastructure Proposal

On May 18th, NCC joined allied organizations in a letter to the California State Assembly Committee on Budget, supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to invest $7 billion in broadband infrastructure …

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