Benefits of Membership

Next Century Cities supports mayors and community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that
everyone has fast, affordable, and reliable internet access. We connect with local leaders through our growing network of over 220 municipal governments from over 40 states. Membership in Next Century Cities is free for any municipal government interested in joining.

Elevating the Conversation

We work with leaders and their communities to share stories. Cities that have or would like to develop truly next-generation networks are visionary cities, and their leaders recognize what it takes to be competitive in the 21st century. Next Century Cities works with these leaders and their cities to make the case nationally and within communities that next-generation internet is an essential infrastructure that can deliver transformative benefits to communities today.

Providing Tools for Success

Developing a next-generation network is a daunting task for a city of any size. It is important that communities have access to resources, advice, and tools to develop effective broadband internet networks. We are committed to developing and aggregating resources to guide new projects, as well as tools to help those already equipped with this infrastructure better leverage their networks to yield community benefits.

Supporting Local Leaders

Communities stepping into the 21st century through next-generation networks face myriad challenges. It is essential to provide crucial support to facilitate these innovative projects. Next Century Cities and our members work together to overcome obstacles to success.

Advocating for Good Connectivity Policy

Too often, local governments are not given a voice in national policy conversations. Next Century Cities advocates on behalf of member communities for federal policies that support broadband infrastructure deployment, digital equity and adoption, local choice, and competition.

How to Join

Joining Next Century Cities is free and easy. Any municipality may join by reaching out to the Next Century Cities team via the “learn more” form below.

To officially join, we will ask an elected official for one of the following:

  • A confirmation email
  • A letter
  • A resolution

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