Celebrating Lafayette’s Success

Lafayette, Louisiana’s city-owned fiber network, LUS Fiber, has a lot to celebrate. The city first proposed fiber as its fourth utility in 2004, and citizens voted 62% – 38% in 2005 to approve bond funding. Since then, Lafayette has overcome numerous significant...

The #MobileOnly Conversation

Yesterday Next Century Cities wrapped up the #MobileOnly Challenge, an online campaign that drew attention to the significant limitations of mobile-only internet service. The challenge was formulated in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)...

Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition

Community Initiative Creates Tech Opportunities for Youth   Interested in finding a great opportunity for talented young folks in your community to compete against others to gain experience and enthusiasm in tech careers? Westminster, MD and Wilson, NC have found a...

Next Century Cities Celebrates Three Years

Next Century Cities recently marked its third anniversary since the organization’s launch in 2014. Over three short years, this nonprofit coalition that started with just 32 mayors has grown to represent 35 million Americans in 182 communities across the country, and...

The Official Launch of the Ammon Fiber Utility

Today Next Century Cities helped celebrate the official launch of Ammon, Idaho’s fiber utility service. The city’s fiber network is the first of its kind, and put the Idaho town on the front lines of global infrastructure innovation and economic development.   Ammon...