Centennial Becomes Part of National Broadband Initiative
Centennial is now one of 31 cities nationwide to join the new initiative Next Century Cities, which aims to recognize the importance “leveraging gigabit-level Internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, and connect residents to new opportunities.”
According to a release, Next Century Cities will support communities and their elected leaders, including mayors and other officials, as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet. In addition, participating cities will work with each other to learn about what does and doesn’t work to help each other succeed in the best way possible.
“As we all know, technology is continuously evolving at a very rapid pace and it is important for the City of Centennial to be at the forefront of these technological improvements so our residents, institutions, and businesses have the ability to compete in a global environment.” Centennial Mayor Pro Tem Ken Lucas said in the release. “In today’s business environment access to telecommunication services and ultra-fast broadband is a key priority when deciding where to locate new facilities, and since Centennial is located in a very competitive neighborhood of cities, we want to be at the top of their lists. We hope to accomplish these goals by finding the right private sector partner(s) who will provide the technical and financial expertise to get us there.”
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