Next Century Cities works alongside communities of all sizes and political stripes to support local officials who are working to expand broadband access and increase adoption. All are committed to bringing fast, affordable, and reliable high-speed connectivity within reach for their residents.

Mapping Across America

Next Century Cities is highlighting local and state mapping initiatives across the United States.
Click below to visit our mapping page and learn about innovative programs being used to identify
communities that still do not have access to high-speed connectivity.

The Path to Recovery: COVID-19

Next Century Cities Raises Importance of Community Partnerships with Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio - The Seat of Cuyahoga County  On January 15, 2021, Next Century Cities submitted a response to Cuyahoga County’s request for information (RFI). Since social distancing precautions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, counties, towns,...

Next Century Cities Responds to Cuyahoga County’s RFI to Expand Affordable, High-Speed Broadband Services for Ohio Residents

View a pdf of this press release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany-Rae Gregory brittany-rae@nextcenturycities.org NEXT CENTURY CITIES RESPONDS TO CUYAHOGA COUNTY'S RFI TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE, HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND SERVICES FOR OHIO RESIDENTS   ...

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

What is it? How Will it Work? Why Should Your Community Weigh-In on This Proceeding? The goal of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program is to connect low-income households with affordable broadband service and a requisite device during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a...

Next Century Cities Issues Statement on Passage of Congressional COVID-19 Relief Bill

View a pdf of this press release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany-Rae Gregory brittany-rae@nextcenturycities.org NEXT CENTURY CITIES ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF CONGRESSIONAL COVID-19 RELIEF BILL   Washington D.C. (December 22, 2020) – On December...

Next Century Cities Joins Allies in Urging Congress to Support Broadband Adoption In COVID Relief Packages

As 2020 comes to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the country. Our lives have become increasingly digital, but millions of people lack access to broadband internet at home. In households that still do not have access to broadband, students cannot...

In the time of COVID-19, the need for universal connectivity is stronger than ever as businesses shutter, unemployment rates rise, schools convert to online learning and doctors turn to telehealth services. No one can afford to be disconnected as we shelter-in-place. 

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.