Deb Socia

Executive Director
Next Century Cities


Deb Socia is the executive director of Next Century Cities, a nonprofit that strives to support community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that all people have access to fast, affordable, reliable internet. More than 180 cities strong, Next Century Cities is committed to celebrating city successes, demonstrating the value of truly high-speed broadband and elevating the importance of next generation broadband as essential infrastructure.

Previously, Socia was executive director of the Tech Goes Home program in Boston, whose mission is to ensure digital equity. Tech Goes Home provides training, hardware and low-cost internet access to Boston residents. She spent 32 years as an educator and administrator and was the founding principal of the award-winning Lilla G. Frederick Middle School in Boston, where she led the one-to-one laptop initiative.





April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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Here's a glance at last year's Summit.

Look who you'll meet at the Summit

  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLECs, ILECs; Cable Operators; Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, Universities, Colleges
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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