November Infrastructure: Vineyard Wind and Cape Light Compact updates

At its November meeting, the Infrastructure Committee had updates from Vineyard Wind and Cape Light Compact. Nathaniel Mayo and Rosalie DeCosta of Vineyard Wind presented an update on current projects, including the Vineyard Wind 1 project which the Tech Council has supported. Vineyard Wind is in partnership with Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Parnters. They […]

October Infrastructure: Air Quality & MA Energy Efficiency Plan

At the Infrastructure Committee’s October meeting Dr. Jane Ward shared information from a talk she gave to the American College of Occupational Environmental Medicine. Jane’s talk on air quality referenced the 1918 flu pandemic, when they ran out of room in hospitals and set up tent clinics in Boston. As the pandemic progressed, patients who […]

CCTC Letter Supports Cape & Vineyard Electrification Offering

September 23, 2021 Honorable Michael Barret, Senate Chair Honorable Jeffry Roy, House Chair Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy State House Boston, Massachusetts 02133 Dear Chair Barrett, Chair Roy, and Members of the Committee, I am writing on behalf of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”). I am submitting this letter in support […]

New YouTube series by CCTC Member Jim Johnson: Wisdom Wednesdays

The first Wisdom Wednesday show is on The Philosophy & Ethics of Cybersecurity.  The guest and speaker is Thornton May.  Thornton is a noted speaker, author, and futurist. He is the Founder at The Digital Value Institute.  Joining the panel is Harry Scott, software entrepreneur, and angel investor Allan Salek, Program Leader: Complex, High-Risk or […]

September Infrastructure: Broadband resources

At the September meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, sub-committee members submitted a list of helpful articles and links to broadband resources to share on the Tech Council’s webpage. While it is not intended as a comprehensive list, it gives a sense of some of the resources available, including information on how to contact local Town […]

July Infrastructure: FalmouthNet

We heard from two sub-committees at the Infrastructure Committee’s July meeting: The Broadband subcommittee has compiled a list of resources to be added to the Tech Council website. This list in progress will give specific examples of local broadband initiatives and how they were accomplished, including Massachusetts Broadband Institute and municipal networks. There will also […]

Lessons Learned from 2020 Provide a Springboard for Increased Telehealth Adoption

At our Feb 2020 First Friday Dr. Joe Kvedar talked about the future of telemedicine. At that time it still seemed to be years away from broad implementation. He joined us again in the summer of 2020 for an update, out of necessity adoption had been accelerated far faster than could have been imagined. Here, […]

June Infrastructure: the digital divide

Committee members at the Infrastructure Committee meeting in June reported that the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit has been successful, with many eligible households accessing the program. The committee is curious to see what the program’s circulation has been on Cape Cod. . Committee members also reported that the EBB program has been criticized as being […]

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 […]