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Memorial Bench approved for shark victim Arthur Medici at Newcomb Hollow Beach

The Cape Cod Technology Council, via our Infrastructure Committee, has been reviewing options for the detection of sharks off our coastline, as well as supporting OpenCape in its efforts to build better communication infrastructure to the beaches for faster emergency response times. Our member, Cape Cod Ocean Community, has shared this news about a permanent […]

August Infrastructure Committee: fiber deployment & demand response

At the CC Tech Council Infrastructure Committee meeting in August, we heard reports on the progress of fiber installation, and had an update on Cape Light Compact’s proposed Demand Response program. A subcommittee was formed at last month’s meeting to look at possible funding models for fiber deployment. Members of that committee discovered pushback from […]

July Infrastructure: paths to fiber on the Cape, and ADA compliance

The Committee was informed that Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development had not released the $887,000.00 contained in the Economic Development Bond Bill for installation of fiber in the towns or Barnstable, Falmouth, and Provincetown by the end of the fiscal year on June 30th. In discussing next steps, one committee member noted that […]

June Infrastructure: Fiber in Falmouth & ADA Compliance

The Infrastructure Committee received updates on the release of $887,000 contained in Economic Development Bond Bill (H. 4569) for the installation of fiber in the towns of Barnstable, Falmouth and Provincetown. It is the committee’s understanding that if Economic Development funds are not released by June 30, funding goes away. To the best of our […]

May 2019 Infrastructure Notes: ADA Compliance, Vineyard Wind

At the Infrastructure Committee meeting in May, members and visitors discussed compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as it applies to websites. According to the US census, 1 in 5 people identify as having a disability. Businesses and organizations whose websites not taking this into account are excluding customers. The ADA requires that […]

Infrastructure Committee: Vineyard Wind project update

At the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting, Nate Mayo gave an update on the Vineyard Wind project. He had first come to the Infrastructure meeting when he presented Vineyard Wind’s bid for the project south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket last year. Vineyard Wind was selected for that first offshore wind contract through a competitive bidding […]

CCTC Member McLane IFCB in study to protect aquaculture from Rust Tides

April 24, 2019(Falmouth, MA) – McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. announces that its Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) is part of a NOAA Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy funded program to study rust tides of Cochlodinium polykrikoides and protect aquaculture from its impacts. This project will allow researchers to build upon IFCB’s proven capability as a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) monitoring […]

CCTC Letter to US Rep. Richard Neal in support of canal bridge replacement

April 8, 2019 The Honorable Richard E. NealChairman, House Ways and Means CommitteeUnited States House of Representatives2309 Rayburn House Office Building45 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20525 Dear Congressman Neal, I am writing on behalf of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) to support the efforts of the Coalition for the Fix obtain federal funding […]

CCTC supports Future Cape Cod’s broadband funding efforts

The Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) supports the efforts of the Future Cape Cod Coalition to encourage Cape Cod’s towns to direct revenue received from the short-term rental tax to establish infrastructure banks for long-term community investment, including for broadband deployment. It is important to note that funds that will be set aside under […]

MassTech Intern Partnership program provides stipends to technology companies

Supported by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Legislature, the MassTech Intern Partnership (MTIP) program provides stipends to digital technology companies that are starting and scaling-up across Massachusetts to directly support internships for Massachusetts college and graduate students. The program enables eligible companies to hire eligible interns, helping drive innovation and keeping our tech sector dynamic, vibrant, and growing […]

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