Next Century Cities

166 city leaders sign off on pro-competition broadband agenda


Mayors and city leaders from around the nation are calling for new broadband policies that restore local authority and prevent Big Telecom from hoarding access to the nation's digital infrastructure.

House Dem. puts forward bill to protect municipal broadband networks from state laws


Rep. Anna Eshoo's bill would preempt states from restricting localities looking to build their own broadband networks.

Nonprofit hands out grants to boost digital civic engagement in three cities


Next Century Cities is hoping the infusion of funding helps Austin, Louisville and Raleigh better engage their residents with internet-enabled tools.

Internet accessibility group offers grants to cities to boost digital civic engagement ​


Next Century Cities plans to award communities with up to 0,000 each for projects that use IT to get citizens engaged with government.

Experts: Boston's response to 2013 bombing exemplifies use of smart city, IoT tech


While many cities are only in the nascent stages of using connected tech, experts agree that there's increasing adoption of the IoT in municipalities nationwide.