Thought Leadership Series

Next Century Cities is committed to centering the lived experiences of local residents through research and practice. In February 2022, NCC launched the Thought Leadership Series, introducing original reports that focus on distinct impacts of federal, state, and local broadband policy.

Next Century Cities is not only focused on closing the digital divide but on addressing the regulatory policies and market conditions that perpetuate digital inequities. Our 2022 thought leadership series showcases policy proposals, provides a platform for thought-provoking questions, and unearths community-level impact stories that could make broadband policy at all three levels of government more effective.