Francella Ochillo

Next Century Cities — Executive Director

Francella Ochillo is Executive Director of Next Century Cities, a nonprofit composed of over 200 member municipalities across the U.S. that works to expand affordable and reliable high-speed broadband connectivity. An attorney and digital rights advocate, Francella has worked on a variety of technology and telecommunications issues with a specific focus on how policies affect underrepresented populations. At Next Century Cities, her work highlights the impact of broadband access and adoption on educational outcomes, economic mobility, the ability to age in place, and pathways for participating in our democracy. Francella helps to create opportunities for local leaders to participate in a national dialogue about closing the digital divide in their communities. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and Federal Communications Bar Association.

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