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September Infrastructure: Climate Change and Seal Deterrence

Following up on the Infrastructure Committee’s August meeting, committee members looked into resources for finding public WiFi on the Cape for use by students and others needing connection. One solution they found is an app called WiFi Map.  At the time of the September meeting, there were 53 hotspots listed on the app in Barnstable, […]

August Infrastructure: requested letters of support

At its July meeting the Infrastructure Committee voted to recommend to the Tech Council Board that we send a letter in support of keeping the NOAA facility in Woods Hole, rather than moving it to New Bedford as suggested by Senator Kennedy. The board authorized the request and a letter of support was sent to […]

July Infrastructure: NOAA Fisheries Science Center

At the meeting in July, the Infrastructure Committee discussed a proposal by Congressman Kennedy to move NOAA Fisheries Science Center from Woods Hole to New Bedford. This is relevant to the Technology Council as it’s our mission to promote science technology and economic development on Cape Cod.  The committee circulated materials that were provided by […]

June Infrastructure: Comcast on the Cape

Comcast representatives Mike Galla, Jonathan DuBois, Michael Belcher, and Brian Jenson attended the Infrastructure Committee’s June meeting. They were invited as part of the Committee’s efforts to improve internet connectivity during this time of increased use. According to the representatives, Comcast is ensuring 24/7 network health, offering Internet Essentials, free Xfinity Wifi in public locations […]

May Infrastructure: exploring connectivity solutions

The subcommittee formed at the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting reached out to Comcast about increasing broadband during this time when so many are relying on internet connections for work and school.  A representative from Comcast will attend the meeting in June. The committee looks forward to hearing what they may be able to do in […]

April Infrastructure: Life online

At its April meeting the Infrastructure Committee discussed recovery efforts for our community and how the Technology Council might be of assistance. We also heard that there is proposed funding for our bridges in the upcoming stimulus bill and have modest optimism that it will be a priority project. Committee members asked if businesses had […]

March Infrastructure: Tech in the time of Corona

The Infrastructure Committee’s March meeting was held virtually through Zoom, hosted by Open Cape. Meeting guests Courtney Bird and Peter Cook reported on progress of the Falmouth Community Network. Falmouth Community Network started a little over a year ago with the goal of providing an alternative to internet service offered in Falmouth. Residents of Falmouth […]

January Infrastructure: an app for public transportation

At its first meeting of 2020, the Infrastructure Committee learned about technological advancements at Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. The CCRTA is developing an app similar to Lyft or Uber. It provides the service of the current DART (Dial-A-Ride-Transportation) program, with drivers picking up passengers off-route, but does not require passengers to call 24 hours […]

Infrastructure Committee December – a draft proposal for the bridges

December’s Infrastructure Committee meeting covered topics from the bridge proposal to the upcoming EarthTech Expo. The Army Corps of Engineers has presented a draft proposal for new bridges. The comment period is now closed, and we expect a final proposal in February. In this draft, the two new bridges will be built to the inside […]

October Infrastructure Committee: bridge replacement & shark remediation

At its October meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Draft Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report, Cape Cod Canal Highway Bridges (MRER). The Cape Cod Technology Council (“CCTC”) is a member of the Coalition for the Fix which has advocated for the replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, which are rated […]

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