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January Infrastructure: Falmouth Community Network

In January, representatives from Falmouth Community Network presented to the Infrastructure Committee. (View slide deck) A group of Falmouth residents began looking at community networks when an internet outage in parts of Falmouth lasted for five days in 2018. The group discovered that the current provider’s infrastructure is outdated, with no competition driving future upgrades. […]

December Infrastructure: municipal WiFi

At its December meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed possible ways to help communities connect with WiFi. A survey drafted by a sub-committee was circulated through the Tech Council’s newsletter and school contacts. As responses come in, the overwhelming number are from Wellfleet and Provincetown, where WiFi is a recognized issue. Committee members discussed posting available […]

Become a STEM Mentor!

Do you have experience, advice, or opportunities you would be willing to share with a Cape Cod Community College(4Cs) student majoring in STEM? We are seeking mentors to join the new cohort of our expanding 4Cs STEM Mentoring Network- now going virtual! Funded through a grant from the MA Department of Higher Education STEM Starter Academy, […]

November Infrastructure: the future of tech on the Cape

At its November meeting, the Infrastructure Committee heard from the sub-committee researching WiFi accessibility. There are many on Cape Cod who do not have access to internet service, as well as families with school-aged kids attending classes online while parents work from home, increasing demands on bandwidth. The sub-committee has drafted a survey to get […]

Cape Cod Ocean Community (CCOC) awards financial grant to Wellfleet-based shark detection and research organization Moosh Systems

The funds will support Moosh Systems in its continued development of advanced drone-based systems for shark  detection as well as its recent groundbreaking research on nearshore great white behavior on Cape Cod.  13 November 2020   Wellfleet, Massachusetts   The Moosh Systems team has established expertise across multiple engineering disciplines, aviation and within scientific  research.  Moosh Systems Founder and […]

October Infrastructure: a policy for requests of support

Traditionally one of the purposes of the Infrastructure Committee is to vet requests for support and make recommendations to the Board. At its October meeting, the Committee discussed public policy position guidelines, drafted to help define how we make those decisions. The guidelines are modeled after a policy adopted by the Cape Cod Chamber of […]

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 […]

FEMA – Training Opportunities for Nonprofits – IT Workforce Development Programs

Resources from the Aug 14 FEMA Long Term Recovery Task Force bulletin Nonprofit Tech Readiness for Data Empowerment Description: Nonprofit Tech Readiness (NTR) for Data Empowerment is a six-month cohort program for nonprofit professionals interested in using data more effectively and equitably as an organization. Our goal is to elevate nonprofits’ technology capacity significantly by […]

CCTC Supports Cape Light Compact’s CVEO Program for Low-Moderate Income Residents

August 10, 2020 Mark D. Marini, Secretary Department of Public Utilities One South Station, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02110 Dear Secretary Marini, I am writing on behalf of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) ] in response to the request from the Department of Public Utilities (“DPU” or the “Department”) for written comments on […]

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