rob anderson

On Cape Cod, upgrades come by the megabyte

Dan Gallagher is set to retire by the end of the year. And by then, if all goes according to plan, he will have saved Cape Cod from itself. As the volunteer CEO of the nonprofit OpenCape Corporation, Gallagher is months away from completing the installation of a fiber optic network that will run through every town on the Cape, enabling municipalities to communicate better and share resources, and businesses that rely on broadband Internet to relocate to the Cape.

At first glance, OpenCape’s purpose may seem straightforward: to provide a reliable Internet and phone service to network to a region suffering from a lackluster communications network. But Gallagher, the former information technology director at Cape Cod Community College, only sees these achievements as means to a broader end.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com