By Francella Ochillo

NCC Emphasizes the Economic Impact of the Digital Divide and Regional Broadband Solutions

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that serves economic development officers nationwide. Its 2021 Future Economic Forum conference focused on fostering regional innovation, economic …

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NCC Joins NDIA’s Effort to Educate Digital Inclusion Practitioners on Federal Broadband Policy

Due to the COVID pandemic, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance’s (“NDIA”) annual conference had a different look and feel this year. It is traditionally a production fueled by volunteers where …

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Supporting Low-Income Access and Adoption in New York Will Have a Compound Effect In The Communities They Call Home

On April 16, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation establishing the first-in-the-nation requirement for Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) in New York to offer affordable Internet options for qualifying low-income families. …

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NCC Partners with Libraries Without Borders to Discuss Connectivity & Resilience in Puerto Rico With One of Its Most Prominent Broadband Advocates

Over three million Americans call Puerto Rico home. That is more than the State of Wyoming, Vermont and the Dakotas combined. Much like any other part of the US, broadband …

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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 …

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The FCC Needs Local Insights to Ensure that the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Reaches Low-Income Residents

In December 2020, Congress appropriated $3.2 billion for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to administer an Emergency Broadband Benefit, a broadband discount program for low-income households to obtain access to …

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