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Expanding Options for Fast and Reliable Internet

Even before the pandemic, it was clear the internet was integral to many aspects of our lives; since the pandemic, access to the internet has become essential. Although our region has limited options for internet service providers, we do have a high speed fiber optic backbone in place operated by Open Cape. We talk with a citizens group in Falmouth looking to tap into that fiber optic cable to bring fast, reliable and more affordable internet to homes and business.

Guests on the program are: 

David Isenberg, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at  Bell Labs, Senior Advisor to the FCC's National Broadband Plan, and Board Member of FalmouthNet.

Marilois Snowman, CEO of MediaStruction, a media and marketing firm in the Boston area, V.P. of FalmouthNet, Inc.

Chris Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) in Minneapolis, experts on community networks and Internet access.

Sam Patterson, Falmouth Select Board member and Select Board's Representative to the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC).

Here's a link to the Open Cape Network Map.