Deb Socia

Executive Director
Next Century Cities

Deb Socia is the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, a new initiative that strives to support community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet.  More than 150 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.

Prior to her role as the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, Deb was the Executive Director of Tech Goes Home in Boston whose mission is to ensure digital equity. Tech Goes Home provides training, hardware, and low cost Internet access to Boston residents.

Previously, Deb spent 32 years as an educator and administrator.  She was the founding principal of the award winning Lilla G. Frederick Middle School, a Boston Public School where she led the one-to-one laptop initiative.

Deb has been the recipient of many awards for her work, including recognition as a Human of the Year from Motherboard, the NATOA Community Broadband Hero Award, the MassCUE Pathfinder Award, the CRSTE Leadership and Vision Award, and the Lilla G. Frederick Community Hero Award.

Deb Socia will be speaking at:

Making the Internet Work for Everyone

- 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,

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