By NCC Staff

Next Century Cities Led a May 14th Emergency Broadband Benefit Day of Action

Last week marked the beginning of enrollment for the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Emergency Broadband Benefit. The program offers a monthly discount to offset the cost of broadband Internet subscriptions, …

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NCC Discusses Affordability, Broadband Data, Grant Funding, and Digital Equity with Local Officials to Working to Address Persistent Connectivity Gaps

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher that provides resources for government officials, executives, journalists, educators, and community leaders. On April 8, …

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Next Century Cities Joins the City of Detroit & Connect 313 Advocates For A Community Update on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provided $3.2 billion to create the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (“EBB”). This program provides eligible households a $50 benefit ($75 on tribal lands) to …

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Next Century Cities Hosts March Member Briefing on the Emergency Broadband Benefit and Upcoming NTIA Grant Programs

On March 31, 2021, NCC hosted a member briefing to discuss the Emergency Broadband Benefit (“EBB”) and upcoming funding opportunities for communities.  NCC Highlights. Lukas Pietrzak summarized NCC’s recent publications:  …

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration Hosts Webinar on Three New Broadband Funding Programs

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 for broadband deployment grant programs. The statute tasks NTIA with managing three funding initiatives: …

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Next Century Cities Reiterates Why Net Neutrality Protections Are an Essential Component of Universal Broadband Strategies

On March 18th, 2021, the Federal Communications Bar Association sponsored a continuing legal education course entitled, “Net Neutrality 101: A Technical and Policy Overview.” Francella Ochillo, Next Century Cities Executive …

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