Presenting Deb Socia
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 have access to fast, affordable, and 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. Prior to her current role, Deb was the 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 and supported nearly 14,000 participants during Deb’s tenure. 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.