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July Infrastructure: FalmouthNet

We heard from two sub-committees at the Infrastructure Committee’s July meeting: The Broadband subcommittee has compiled a list of resources to be added to the Tech Council website. This list in progress will give specific examples of local broadband initiatives and how they were accomplished, including Massachusetts Broadband Institute and municipal networks. There will also […]

Lessons Learned from 2020 Provide a Springboard for Increased Telehealth Adoption

At our Feb 2020 First Friday Dr. Joe Kvedar talked about the future of telemedicine. At that time it still seemed to be years away from broad implementation. He joined us again in the summer of 2020 for an update, out of necessity adoption had been accelerated far faster than could have been imagined. Here, […]

June Infrastructure: the digital divide

Committee members at the Infrastructure Committee meeting in June reported that the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit has been successful, with many eligible households accessing the program. The committee is curious to see what the program’s circulation has been on Cape Cod. . Committee members also reported that the EBB program has been criticized as being […]

May Infrastructure: Climate Action and Broadband

At its meeting in May, the Infrastructure Committee discussed Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Action Plan. This plan, which was developed through a process including engagement with stakeholders, was made available to the public in April and can be read at the Cape Cod Commission website. The plan is open for public comment until May 24. […]

CCTC comments on Commission’s Draft Climate Action Plan

The Cape Cod Commission’s Draft Climate Action Plan is open for public comment until June 1. The Cape Cod Technology Council has submitted the following: May 24, 2021 Cape Cod Commission 3225 Main Street Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630 Re: Draft Climate Action Plan  To whom it may concern, I am writing to offer comments from the […]

Emergency Broadband Benefit for Low-Income Households

The FCC hosted a consumer-focused webinar on April 27 on the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, designed to help low-income households defray costs of broadband connectivity and acquire equipment. The webinar provided consumers and outreach partners with an overview of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, eligibility information, and enrollment procedures. The attached PDF, February 2021 Monthly […]

CCTC send letter of support for Vineyard Wind DEIR

May 7, 2021 Alex Strysky, MEPA Analyst Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs MEPA Office 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900 Boston, Massachusetts 02114 Re: Draft Environmental Impact Report, EEA Number 16231 Vineyard Wind Connector 2 Project Dear Mr. Strysky, I am writing to express the support of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) […]

April Infrastructure: Vineyard Wind Connector 2

At the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting Dana Rebeiro, Massachusetts Community Liaison for Vineyard Wind, requested a letter from the Tech Council in support of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) submitted to the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Vineyard Wind is in the final stages of their permitting for the Vineyard Wind Connector 2 project. […]

March Infrastructure: Gathering Resources

At its March meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed what role the Tech Council might play in moving toward deploying widespread fiber to the Cape. One subcommittee is working on assembling links of information currently available. Another subcommittee has offered to develop ideas for homeowners to increase the efficiency of their current service, identifying remedies to […]

February Infrastructure: Consolidating models of broadband access

At its January meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed a converging interest in access to fiber and broadband on Cape Cod, due in part to the COVID pandemic. The topic comes up across the Cape —from local government and the business community to schools and churches. It was reported that the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce […]

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