Next Century Cities
and political stripes to support local officials who are working
to expand broadband access and increase adoption.
Communities stepping into the 21st century through next-generation networks face a myriad of challenges. It is essential to provide crucial support to facilitate their innovative projects. Next Century Cities supports local leadership to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
We work with leaders and their communities to share their stories. Whether testifying before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, or in state capitals, we center local and community voices.
Resources to Expand Access
Developing a next-generation network is a daunting task for any city. We are committed to developing trusted and effective resources for local leadership. We also aggregate resources from allies, government agencies, and our members.
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Detroit, MI // With a population of over 670 million, Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and home to a dedicated team of broadband advocates. Through a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership, Detroit is connecting every resident to fast, affordable broadband.
Mapping Across America
Next Century Cities is highlighting local and state mapping initiatives across the United States. Click below to read our in depth report on mapping challenges, solutions, and stories from across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories.
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Closing the digital divide has always been an urgent priority, but COVID-19 put a spotlight on persistent inequities, demonstrating the need for #DigitalEquityNow. Digital equity helps to ensure that every resident can fully participate in our society, democracy, and economy. pic.twitter.com/xDfzW5uYGe— Next Century Cities (@NextCentCit) June 10, 2021
BroadbandNow ranks Idaho as 39th in the country for broadband. According to BroadbandNow, Idaho has 70.3% terrestrial broadband coverage and 62.3% of the state has access to a low-cost plan. #ShowMeYourMaps https://t.co/HOhWJwKc4T pic.twitter.com/NYIOjT4jD2— Next Century Cities (@NextCentCit) June 9, 2021
Hawaii publishes a map of locations where there is a public Wi-Fi hotspot with one hour of free service; these locations are part of the Wi-Fi pilot program, which offers unlimited access to public Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi during business hours. #ShowMeYourMaps https://t.co/HOhWJwKc4T pic.twitter.com/cKaPs0CKTg— Next Century Cities (@NextCentCit) June 9, 2021