The Link Between Labor and Broadband

Many states and local governments view digital connectivity as a necessary prerequisite for economic development. Small businesses, agricultural production, and manufacturing all require broadband to conduct daily activities. The pandemic shed light on the many ways...

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Breakdown of the Historic Bipartisan Broadband Legislation

On August 10, 2021, the Senate passed a landmark $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The proposed legislation includes a $65 billion investment in fast and reliable broadband infrastructure. States and municipalities...

NCC Joins Mountain Connect to Discuss the State of the Broadband Industry and Visions for the Future

For the first time in over a year, policy experts, industry representatives, and digital advocates convened in person in Keystone, Colorado, for the Mountain Connect conference. It included keynotes from broadband experts highlighting the state of the broadband...

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...

Colorado Cities and Counties Join NCC in Presentations Before the Colorado Broadband Advisory Board

On July 20, 2021, Mark Pfaffinger, Chief Information Officer for Larimer County; Richard Holt, City Councilor and Fiber Commission Chair for the City of Centennial; Shannon Haynes, Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Breckenridge; and Chad Crager, Director of...