In Waltham, Massachusetts, the Struggle For High-Speed, Affordable, and Reliable Broadband Must Be One That Promotes Digital Equity, Social Justice, and Democracy

Jonathan Paz is a Ward 9 City Councilor in Waltham, Massachusetts. Boston born and Waltham raised, his engagement with and deep focus on Waltham’s working classes provides him with a critical understanding of the role that equitable broadband access and adoption can...

Relationships are Central to Bridging the Digital Divide: A Candid Conversation with City of Detroit’s Digital Inclusion Director

Detroit, Michigan, the largest city in the state of Michigan, is well-known for being home to Motown Music as well as the hub for American automobile production. However, as the world has been forced to go online, Detroit has gained notoriety for its vast digital...

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...

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 event was part of the annual Diversity in...