Next Century Cities Files Letter Supporting Proposal to Improve Broadband for Residents and Businesses on Beaver Island, Michigan

On July 29, 2021, Next Century Cities submitted a letter supporting a proposal from St. James Township and Peaine Township to bring fiber-to-the-home service to residents of Beaver Island, Michigan.  The National Telecommunications and Information Administration...

Expanding Broadband In the Rural South Requires Holistic Broadband Programs Coupled with Long-Term Community Outreach Strategies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies devotes its Technology Policy Program to exploring the impact and potential policy solutions that could improve digital outcomes for Black communities. In Joint Center’s latest publication on expanding rural...

Broadband Scholars Gather for Next Century Cities’ First Academic Convening

Academic Pre-Conference Presenters and Moderator On July 20th and 21st, 2021, Next Century Cities held its first-ever virtual conference. The two-day event kicked off with an academic pre-conference in which presenters shared current research, covering a wide range of...

Treasury Department Releases Rules That May Lead to More Confusion Than Connectivity

The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (“SLFRF”) is a $350 billion emergency fund to be used by eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to support the populations hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.  On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of the...