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SBA: EIDL Disaster Portal Roars Back to Action + Main Street Lending Program Open for Registration

The following was received from the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration: Spectacular news out of Washington last night: SBA reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL […]

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 […]

Video: Contracts in the Time of a Pandemic

CCTC General Counsel Eugene Curry was SCORE’s guest to speak on issues of contracts during the corona virus pandemic.

Cape Cod Community Media Center adapts and serves during the COVID-19 Crisis

In our continuing series of CCTC members coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cape Cod Community Media Center shares how they are adapting their services to continue to fulfill their mission.  The Cape Cod Community Media Center, the public access TV station for the mid-Cape, has closed our doors for now, but we continue to […]

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 […]

How COVID-19 is Changing Coworking

Robbin Orbison owns CapeSpace, with locations in Hyannis and Mashpee. She pens the first in our series about the impact of COVID-19 on our members. Even though coworking has been around for many decades, it experienced a dramatic boom in the last one, so in many ways it behaves like an industry in the early […]

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 All of our events will be held online via Zoom until further notice. Resources Member Resources CCTC member OpenCape is offering free bandwidth upgrades to all of its customers. This augmented service will allow businesses to accommodate remote work and tele-meeting capabilities, hospitals to implement innovative screening and assessment applications, educational institutions […]

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 […]

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