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...
October 17, 2014 – Fiber-optic communication is increasingly being recognized as a new necessity of urban life, with momentum for […]