CapeNet begins installing fiber for OpenCape!

CapeNet, the contracted company to build and manage the OpenCape network, has begun laying fiber.

Barnstable Joins Smarter Cape Partnership [Barnstable-Hyannis Patch]

A new article in the Barnstable-Hyannis Patch discusses the Town of Barnstable joining with SmarterCape and other organizations in applying for the Community Innovation Challenge Grant. Read the article

Press Release Jan 6 2012: A New Vision: Defining Cape Cod’s Future as a Smart Community

BARNSTABLE, MA — In May 2011, community leaders from across Cape Cod came together at the first SmarterCape Summit to envision what a Smarter Cape might look like—searching for ways technology would combine with the entrepreneurial spirit and creative skills of Cape Codders to improve opportunities for living, working, and visiting the region that so […]

Cape Cod EDC gets $80,000 development grant

The Cape Cod Economic Development Corporation, Inc., a sister entity to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has received an $80,000 grant from the MA Office of Business Development.

Cape Cod Times: State grant could lead to digital revolution on Cape

Dec 21, 2011 Cape Cod Times article describes the grant request for e-permitting being drafted by SmarterCape and collaborators.

Barnstable Patriot: SmarterCape drafts a vision for 2025

The Barnstable Patriot covers the Dec 14, 2011 Vision Statement presentation at WHAT.

OpenCape Newsletter – Dec 2011

The renovation of the OpenCape Regional Collocation Center has begun! Over 150 miles of fiber optic cable is in the warehouse and ready for installation. Network equipment has been ordered and begun to arrive. The National Grid make ready work is nearly complete. Special permit approvals are arriving. It is an exciting time as OpenCape […]

SmarterCape Permitting, Licensing and Inspection Project Current Activities

The region submitted an application for the State’s – Community Innovation Challenge Grant on January 17th to help fund the project.  The maximum grant amount is $500,000.  The Challenge Grant winners should be announced by the end of February. The region overwhelming supported the grant with 14 of 15 Cape Towns, Nantucket, the entire legislative […]

SmarterCape Vision Update at WHAT

A working vision statement was presented by the SmarterCape Partnership for input and approval. The Vision Statement is an outgrowth of the 2011 SmarterCape Summit and will serve as the foundation for the SmarterCape Summit in spring 2012 and for Cape Cod’s evolution into an “Intelligent Community”.

A Summary of the SmarterCape Vision Workshop

Wendy Northcross, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and SmarterCape partner, composed this article for publication in the Barnstable Patriot. Last week the Cape got a little smarter.   But let’s start at the beginning.  In May 2011 a group of leaders from across Cape Cod came together at the SmarterCape Summit to […]