Next Century Cities supports mayors and community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that everyone has fast, affordable and reliable internet access.

Next Century Cities Files Comments on How Lifeline Supports Universal Connectivity Goals

NCC filed comments on behalf of our members and the American Library Association, explaining why the FCC’s reclassification of broadband could impact the Lifeline program. Click here to learn more.

Health Emergency Reveals the Importance and Urgency of Deploying Broadband Infrastructure in Every Community

Hear from our Executive Director, Francella Ochillo, about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and connectivity’s role in solving the crisis.

Article on Broadband Access and Health: Lessons from the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Broadband access is directly related to educational outcomes, economic mobility, and civic engagement. Read more about how the digital divide has become a public health issues for cities and its residents. 

Local Officials Share Why Broadband Has Been Essential For Emergency Response

Next Century Cities’ members weigh-in on the importance to connectivity in local government emergency response efforts. Read the letter and press release here.

Next Century Cities Welcomes New Team Members and Announces New Staff Roles

Welcome Communications Director Brittany-Rae Gregory and Policy Counsel Ryan Johnston to the Next Century Cities team. Lukas Pietrzak has been promoted to Policy Associate. Read the full press release here.

City to City Membership Organization

Supporting Cities

Communities stepping into the 21st century through next-generation networks face myriad challenges. It is essential to provide crucial support to facilitate these innovative projects. Next Century Cities and our members work to overcome obstacles to success.

Elevating the Conversation

We work with leaders and their communities to share their stories. We make the case that next-generation internet is essential infrastructure that can deliver transformative benefits to communities today.

Tools for Success

Developing a next-generation network is a daunting task for any city. We are committed to developing and aggregating resources to guide new projects.