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OpenCape Launches Residential Fiber Service with CapeBuilt Development Project

Historic Redevelopment in Hyannis will include the first fiber-enabled residential units built on Cape Cod Barnstable, MA, March 30, 2020,  – OpenCape Corporation, the Barnstable-based nonprofit technology company that owns and operates our region’s 100% fiber-optic network, has signed a letter of commitment with CapeBuilt Development, LLC to provide 100% fiber residential internet service at […]

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 […]

CCTC COVID-19 Response & Resources

CCTC Event Updates The Cape Cod Technology Council takes the health of our members and guests seriously. All events into early May will be moved online, postponed, or canceled. This includes: May First Friday is being held virtually via Zoom Annual Meeting – scheduled for April 29 to be rescheduled for a later date EarthTech […]

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 […]

Nov 2019 Infrastructure Committee Notes

At the Infrastructure Committee’s November meeting, we heard from the broadband sub-committee, and a representative from Cape Cod Ocean Community. Broadband Sub-committee members reported that the Town of Yarmouth has the results of a feasibility study for a town-owned network. They are in the process of developing a survey to find out what residents are […]

National Park Service adds Electric Vehicle charging stations in Wellfleet

THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PARTNER WITH BMW OF NORTH AMERICA PARTNERS TO INSTALL UP TO 100 EV CHARGING LOCATIONS IN AND NEAR NATIONAL PARKS  WELLFLEET, MA – Thanks to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, National Park Service (NPS), Department of Energy (DOE), and BMW of North America, […]

CCTC Comments on Army Corps Draft Rehab Report for Canal Bridges

October 16, 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District Attn: Cape Cod Bridges Study NEPA Coordinator 696 Virginia Road Concord, Massachusetts 01742 Dear Ms. Bradley, The Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) is pleased to have the opportunity to provide comment on the Army Corps’ Draft Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report, Cape Cod Canal […]

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 […]

Infrastructure Committee Notes: September 2019

At the September meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, we revisited the role of the subcommittee currently working to find ways for towns to fund and implement their fiber optic efforts. The subcommittee was formed to review municipal broadband efforts to provide guidance to community considering municipal broadband deployment. The committee discussed how best to leverage […]

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