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 elected officials.  Oftentimes, municipalities work with broadband...

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 subscription equates to reliable healthcare, quality education,...

NCC Joins NDIA and Allies: Loans, Investments, Or Services That Support Digital Access For Low- And Moderate-Income Households Are Necessary Community Investments

On October 29, 2021, Next Century Cities joined comments led by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) regarding the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) proposal to rescind its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule issued in June 2020. In...

Next Century Cities Emphasizes the Value of Partnering with Local Governments in Designing California’s Broadband Grant Program

The California State Capitol As states nationwide are determining whether to allocate American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds for broadband, California is in the process of designing grant programs to distribute funding. Governor Gavin Newsom signed...

Next Century Cities Submits FCC Comments Highlighting Anti-Competitive Nature of Exclusive Revenue Sharing and Wiring Agreements in MTEs

Credit: Dojo Networks In September 2021, the Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on how exclusive agreements between Multiple Tenant Environment (“MTE”), also...