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 […]

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, […]