Benefits of the OpenCape Network
Welcome to the future of broadband.
Together, OpenCape and CapeNet are building a virtually unlimited fiber-optic broadband network on southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands.
The OpenCape Network will serve businesses, schools, colleges, libraries, research institutions, hospitals, first responders and local government. It will provide affordable, secure, world-class voice and data services, bringing more choices to the region, at competitive prices.
It will also enable more dependable cell phone reception on the Cape, supporting the full use of mobile technologies, including smartphones and tablets.
The OpenCape Network is an essential new regional asset bringing many benefits to local businesses, our local economy, and regional quality of life.
What fiber-optic broadband means for our region:
The OpenCape Network will provide a much needed, state-of-the-art technology infrastructure that can beckon new, innovative economic opportunities and create vibrant, robust local communities.
Regions without this kind of infrastructure will be left behind in the world economy, the way that communities without railroads and highways were left behind in the past.
With our region’s high percentage of micro-business, and a growing national trend toward virtual workers, the network gives our region a powerful infrastructure to support our current and future economies.
Our region can now become a desirable hub for clean, green, growth-oriented businesses and start-ups with high-bandwidth needs, creating diverse new job opportunities.
Our fiber-optic broadband network will help local businesses be better equipped to attract and retain top talent and compete in the global economy.
Our police, fire, ambulance and other critical support services will have a more reliable, secure communication network. They’ll be better able to share information and respond quickly across the region in emergencies.
The network will enable our hospitals and doctors to move massive amounts of data while ensuring HIPAA compliance and adaptability to new technologies, applications and regulatory requirements.
Plus, our health care community will have the same access to resources as centralized, urban areas, exchanging information easily with experts in Boston, or anywhere else in the world. We will become part of the trend to smaller, local medical offices supported by central experts.
Education, Research and Libraries
Our schools and colleges will be empowered to offer the best connectivity on campus, and interconnections to learning opportunities across the globe. Schools will be able to promote their technology to attract top students, researchers and faculty, expand course offerings and offer the best learning environment.
The OpenCape network will simplify distance learning, video streaming, data transport, Internet access and real-time communication.
The OpenCape Network offers the potential for our town and regional governments to share software for common applications such as permitting and licensing, and procure telecom services as a group, saving money and increasing efficiency.