Updates

Falmouth Businesses Can Now Apply For OpenCape Service

By ELIANNA SPITZER Sep 19, 2019 After more than a year of planning, OpenCape is accepting applications for its Falmouth Business Gigabit Project, which will extend fiber-optic internet service to about 100 businesses along Main Street. The online application portal opened at 10 AM Thursday, September 19. The network extension allows OpenCape to deliver “a…
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Q & A from the Mitchell interview

We received a number of questions after this interview and answer them here. Please leave us comments if you have additional questions.

9 Bids received

We have received nine bids to our Request for Proposals for a company to do a feasibility study for the community network. This is a very good response and shows that there is significant interest in the project. We reviewed the bids and will be interviewing a set of finalists in the next few weeks.…
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Bidders for feasibility study sought

The small group that is making a case for creating a municipal high-speed fiber optic network argues that it will be faster, cheaper and more reliable than currently available options for internet access. They are no doubt right on all counts, although a feasibility study, which will soon get underway, will put these claims to…
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Falmouth’s efforts noted on Community Networks website

The leading national organization that discusses independent community networking projects, Muninetworks.org, has just published an article entitled Support Growing for Muni Initiative in Falmouth.

A Bold Endeavor

An editorial in the June 14 Falmouth Enterprise The vote by the EDIC to commit $50,000 to a feasibility study of bringing municipal broadband to Falmouth was a bold move. It was, without a doubt, a good move; the idea of closing the gap between the OpenCape fiber optic network and residences and businesses has…
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Falmouth EDIC Approves Funds For Fiber Optic Network Study

• By ELIANNA SPITZER Falmouth Enterprise, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Members of Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) has voted to commit funds to further explore the idea of creating a community-based fiber optic network. The board unanimously approved a motion, committing $50,000. The vote came during the EDIC’s meeting on Tuesday, June 11.…
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EDIC funds feasibility study

Members of Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) has voted to commit funds to further explore the idea of creating a community-based fiber optic network. The board unanimously approved a motion, committing $50,000. The vote came during the EDIC’s meeting on Tuesday, June 11. Read the full article here.

First community meeting

Over 100 people attended the first meeting to explore the idea of a community network for Falmouth. The meeting was held on June 4 at the Falmouth Public Library. Full details can be found here. You can also view a video recording of the meeting here.

The Enterprise highlights the June 4 meeting

The Falmouth Enterprise gave our first meeting front page coverage.