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.
Register now for Next Century Cities’ next regional broadband convening, Connected New England: Local Solutions for Broadband Development! The event is hosted in partnership with the State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, and will feature a mayors’ panel, successful models in broadband deployment, E-Rate and funding opportunities, 5G and small cells, as well as an update about the recent municipal gain ruling in Connecticut.
On September 26, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order as a part of its ongoing proceeding to streamline the rollout of infrastructure for broadband services, including small cells for 5G wireless service. Next Century Citiesis greatly concerned that local governments will be harmed by the Order, which strengthens the hand of carriers in negotiations over small cell deployment.
Much like there’s no correct way to eat an Oreo, there is no one-size-fits all connectivity model for a community. Westminster, Maryland’s public-private partnership with Ting provides an instructive example of how to match a community’s strengths and needs with those of a partner – and the city is reaping the rewards.
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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 to overcome obstacles to success.
We work with leaders and their communities to share their stories. We make the case that next-generation internet is essential infrastructure that can deliver transformative benefits to communities today.