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Falmouth Public Library, Fiber Optic Network Review: Press Release

Fiber Optic Network Review at Falmouth Public Library Falmouth, Massachusetts, Wednesday, March 31, 2021For Immediate Release A feasibility study of a fiber optic community network for Falmouth will be reviewed by its author, telecommunications expert Doug Dawson, at a Zoom meeting organized by Falmouth Public Library on April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT. The…
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Network Study Available!

The network feasibility study commissioned by the EDIC and performed by CCG has been finalized. It concludes that it is feasible to build and operate a community-based network in Falmouth. Quoting from the Summary of Findings: CCG found that broadband customers in Falmouth experience inconsistent speeds and frequent outages and that as many as 61%…
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Phone survey shows strong support for a community network

The recently completed survey of Falmouth residents shows strong support for a community based network. In professional study conducted by CCG Consultants, 70% said they wanted better Internet service and 92% wanted competitive options. The survey was the first part of a broader feasibility study which will now enter a second phase to examine construction…
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Time to Act!

(The following is a letter to the editor published in the Falmouth Enterprise on Feb. 14) The Falmouth community could enter an internet competition, and the results of a new survey indicate that residents are ready to embrace it. The survey of Falmouth residents randomly selected from voter rolls was conducted by Doug Dawson of…
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A new competitive network option for Falmouth Businesses

OpenCape is now offering network services designed for small businesses. In coordination with the Falmouth EDIC and the Chamber of Commerce, OpenCape has designed a new Gigabit, fiber optic based, low cost offering for Main St businesses and beyond as described in Falmouth Enterprise.

Video of the Survey Kickoff Meeting

FCTV recorded the Dec. 12th kickoff meeting and you can watch it here. Members of the EDIC and the Falmouth community network group talk about the need for a local network. Next Doug Dawson, the president of CCG discusses how his company will be conducting the survey and answers questions from those attending. The Falmouth…
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Kick-off meeting for network study – Dec. 12 – 6:30 PM – Falmouth Library

The Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) will kick off a feasibility study for a community fiber optic network for Falmouth at a public meeting on December 12 at 6:30p in the Hermann Room of the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street. At the meeting, Doug Dawson, President of CCG Consulting, the contractor selected…
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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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