Faster Internet coming to Cape businesses
Nonprofit promises end to frustratingly slow Web
Nonprofit OpenCape Corp. began laying fiber optic cable in February and the first user, Otis Air National Guard base near Mashpee, is expected to connect this summer. The entire 350-mile loop, running from Provincetown across the Cape Cod Canal to trunks in Brockton and Providence, should be completed early next. In an era when high-speed Internet access is critical to economic growth, OpenCape provides a model for rural and remote areas where telecommunications companies have balked at making expensive network upgrades.