Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s Speedy Updates Act was signed into law as part of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
'There are serious questions about whether a strong, effective label is achievable with a 2–2 Commission'
The NTIA said it has received $5.5-billion worth of applications for the $1-billion middle mile program.
The White House announced six hires to take charge of $52-billion semiconductor program.
'Baltimore lags behind many cities when it comes to the number of households with home internet connections.'
Broadband leaders note cities prefer to partner than to own networks.
Some lawyers say their clients are having a difficult time getting access to the legal system without connectivity.
The House Energy and Commerce committee heard arguments that open access to networks is crucial for competition and affordability.
October 15, 2020 — Millions of Americans remain unconnected today, even as broadband connectivity remains vital to countless aspects of […]
July 23, 2020 — Tech policy experts gathered virtually Wednesday and Thursday for IGF-USA 2020, a digital event held by […]
May 1, 2020— A spokesman for Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday highlighting the agency’s grant of hundreds […]
School districts are scrambling to purchase as many Google Chromebooks and iPads, the tele-educational tools of choice, to deal with […]
WASHINGTON, January 24, 2020 – The broadband data collection activities of the Federal Communication Commission are inaccurate by an “order […]
WASHINGTON, January 23, 2020 – The digital divide is a real division in the country, affects more than just rural […]
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai calls for more spectrum and fiber Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that the US […]
It seems that everyone except California and Alabama wants in on the action, whatever that action is, against Google. Attorneys […]
Nearly 100 percent of internet modems, routers, and other equipment sold to residential broadband subscribers in 2018 met the energy-efficiency […]
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2019 — The primary responsibility of moderating online platforms lies with the platforms themselves, making Section 230 […]
Next Century Cities on Tuesday announced that it had named Francella Ochillo as the non-profit organization’s new executive director. Ochillo, currently […]
Next Century Cities this week highlights broadband programs in five states, in advance of the “West Central Mountains High Speed […]
January 16, 2019 – One day after an event aimed at encouraging bipartisan solutions on technology policy, the non-profit group […]
January 15, 2019 – Below is the link to, and livestream from, the Next Century Cities event, “Opportunities for Bipartisan […]
November 16, 2018 – With the launch of a group of communities in a “broadband accelerator” launched by the municipal […]
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., November 2, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz is pleased to announce a broadband conference entitled, Connected New England: A Regional Broadband...
PITTSBURGH, August 16, 2018 – Big telecommunications providers are not making it easy for communities to step up and offer […]
PITTSBURGH, July 31, 2018 – Rural electric cooperatives and not “small cell” deployment powered by 5G networks, may be the […]
PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2018 – Many broadband experts speaking at the Next Century Cities regional summit here said last week […]
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2018 – In advance of the Federal Communications Commission’s open meeting on Thursday, agency Chairman Ajit Pai […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: The long-awaited day has arrived for the “official” launch of the open-access fiber-optic network in Ammon, Idaho. […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Here’s my piece in the Deseret News, responding to information about the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency […]
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – Two organizations supportive of municipal broadband advocacy efforts last week issued differing reports critical of […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Always important to get to the bottom of reports criticizing municipal networks in an incomplete fashion. Bravo […]
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, April 19, 2017 – At 7,200 square miles, this Southern California county is nearly the size of New […]
MESA, ARIZONA – Next Century Cities will host a regional broadband summit, Digital Southwest, in Mesa, Arizona from 9:00am to 5:00pm […]
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon, October 14, 2015 - This suburb of Portland, a potential candidate for Google Fiber's Gigabit-speed internet service, has said it isn't willing to...
Editor’s Note: Next Century Cities released the following press release, signed by representatives of 35 of the 95 cities supporting […]
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 - More than five years after the unveiling of the National Broadband Plan, policy-makers and on-the-ground-advocates seeking to build better broadband networks...
February 3, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission will put its legal weight behind a petition that would preempt laws […]
SALT LAKE CITY, January 15, 2015 – President Obama’s vigorous support of a growing national movement to build Gigabit Networks highlights the […]
December 18, 2014 - While net neutrality captured Washington policy headlines, the most significant communications development in 2014 was the emergence of new and more viable...