U.S. cities together for broadband


There is a club of U.S. mayors fixated on improving the way broadband Internet works in their cities. And, while it’s new, it’s growing. Called Next Century Cities, the group added Medina County, Ohio, this week and now numbers 50 cities (and the occasional county). That makes 50 municipalities now turning their attention to understanding how to best bring broadband to their citizens, whether that’s figuring out how to build out Internet connections to historic buildings or passing bonds to pay for new fiber networks.


Though the group is in its infancy, its early expansion is a signal of what seems to be a shift in the way Americans are thinking about high-speed Internet access: the idea that cities will the battlegrounds for the playing out of the broadband debates.

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Source: The Washington Post

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