For all its proximity to high-tech Boston, the Cape has transportation, water, and telecommunications networks that are desperately in need of updates, education and healthcare systems that need tweaking, and a whiplash-inducing seasonal economy that needs to diversify beyond tourism to thrive. But the Cape is in a quandary: For decades, the region has made decisions about its infrastructure that, instead of encouraging growth during the majority of the year, guard against the crowds during the busiest of summer days.
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