Across the country, innovative municipalities are recognizing the importance of leveraging gigabit level internet to attract new business and create jobs, improve health care and education, ensure civic participation, and connect residents to new opportunities. Next Century Cities is committed to celebrating these successes, demonstrating their value, and helping other cities to realize the full power of truly high-speed, affordable, and accessible broadband.
Access Is Necessary
Fast, reliable, and affordable internet access is no longer optional. Residents, schools, libraries, and businesses require next-generation connectivity to succeed.
Communities Must Enjoy
Cities, towns, and counties should have the right to consider all potential broadband solutions – whether public, nonprofit, corporate, or some other hybrid – free from interference.
A vibrant, diverse marketplace, with transparency in offerings, pricings, and policies will spur innovation, increase investment, and lower prices.
The Internet Is
Because broadband is an essential resource for residents and businesses in all communities, the provision of fast, reliable, and affordable internet access transcends partisanship.
Internet Access is a
It is critical to involve multiple stakeholders when building effective next-generation networks. Everyone should be able to access the internet on reasonable terms.
Working together, cities, towns, and counties can learn from the experiences of others, lower costs, and make the best use of next-generation networks.