Notice of Nominations of Officers and Directors – 2022

In accordance with Article VII, Section 2 of the By-Laws of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“the Council”), a Nominating Committee was duly appointed and has presented a slate of nominees to the Council’s Board of Directors and a slate of nominees for the Council’s Officers. Additional nominations to the Board of Directors may […]

BLUE Institute Excelerator celebrates startups

BLUE Institute Excelerator to celebrate its second cohort of startups (BX2) on June 10th, 2022 at its virtual Demo Day event with warm welcome from Congressman Bill Keating. BLUE Institute, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to education, culture, community engagement, and entrepreneurship for climate impact innovations and initiatives. A keystone program of the BLUE […]

April Infrastructure: Mayflower Wind

At the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting, Mayflower Wind community liaison officers Kelsey Perry and Dugan Becker reported on the offshore wind project slated for Falmouth.  Mayflower Wind is a wind energy developer with an offshore wind farm lease area 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 20 miles south of Nantucket. It is a fifty-fifty […]

March Infrastructure: Sustainability

Over the years, the Infrastructure Committee has incubated other committees and projects. Open Cape was originally conceived within this committee, as was Smarter Cape. At the Infrastructure Committee’s March meeting, two committee members brought forward the idea of organizing a sustainability committee. The topic of sustainability is not new to the Tech Council. Beginning in […]

Opencape Reduces Monthly Internet Rates By Over 31% For Falmouth Main Street Customers

BARNSTABLE, MASS, MARCH 16, 2022 – While residents and businesses across the Commonwealth struggle with rising prices and rates of inflation not seen in decades, OpenCape Corporation, the nonprofit technology company that owns and operates the 100% fiber optic network on the Cape, Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts, recently announced that starting March 1, it will […]

February Infrastructure: ARPA priorities

Following the Infrastructure Committee’s January meeting, the Tech Council’s Board of Directors approved the Committee’s recommendation on ARPA spending that included broadband as well as transportation and renewable energy. It was reported that by the end of the comment period the County Commissioners had received over 5,000 comments on prioritization of ARPA funds earmarked for […]

Barnstable County ARPA Priorities – CCTC Comments to County Commissioners

On January 19th, 2022 the Infrastructure Committee of the Cape Cod Technology Council met to discuss sending a letter of support to the Barnstable County Commissioners and Assembly of Delegates recommending that a portion of ARPA monies received by the County be allocated to broadband deployment. The CCTC Board of Directors approved sending the following: […]

January Infrastructure: ARPA funding priorities

At its January meeting the Infrastructure Committee discussed how to respond to the Barnstable County Commissioners’ request for comment regarding priorities for the $41.3 million dollars of federal grant funds allocated to Barnstable County from the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”). The 15 towns of Barnstable County will also receive $26.1 million in ARPA funds. […]

December Infrastructure: from FalmouthNet to Provincetown’s battery back-up

At the Infrastructure Committee’s November meeting, Cape Light Compact requested a letter of support regarding the Department of Public Utilities’ review of their existing plan. The Tech Council Board approved this request and the Committee sent its comments to the DPU. The Board of Advisors to FalmouthNet recently hosted a presentation by Jim Ballard, a […]

Cape Light Compact Energy Efficiency Plan – CCTC issues comments to Dept. of Public Utilities

December 3, 2021 Mark D. Marini, Secretary Department of Public Utilities One South Station, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02110 RE:       Cape Light Compact JPE 2022-2024 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan (D.P.U. 21-126) Dear Secretary Marini, I am writing on behalf of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) in response to the request from the Department […]