The Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) supports the efforts of the Future Cape Cod Coalition to encourage Cape Cod’s towns to direct revenue received from the short-term rental tax to establish infrastructure banks for long-term community investment, including for broadband deployment. It is important to note that funds that will be set aside under the Future Cape Cod proposal will be controlled by each town rather than by outside parties.
Founded in 1996, the CCTC is a membership based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote technology, education and economic development on Cape Cod, the Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts. Our membership includes local Cape, Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts businesses, technology innovators, educational organizations, government entities, working professionals, and community leaders.
The CCTC has long recognized the central road that robust broadband plays in the economic vitality of communities. The CCTC took leadership roles in the Cape Cod Connect Project and the Smarter Cape Partnership and supported the efforts of Open Cape to obtain funding to construct a state-of-the-art fiber network. Funding for municipal broadband efforts is a logical next step to obtaining for Cape Cod the benefits of fiber-enabled technologies for economic development, health care, and education.
The Cape Cod Technology Council encourages its members to visit the Future Cape Cod web-site (https://www.futurecapecod.com/), sign the requested Open Letter, and support at Town Meeting and at meetings of Board of Selectmen and Town Council.