CapeNet lays fiber cable for Southeast Massachusetts' OpenCape middle mile network

OpenCape, the operator of a Southern Massachusetts-based middle mile network, in conjunction with partner CapeNet have begun installing fiber on its new 350 mile fiber network.

CapeNet, the company that oversees the network construction, said they will begin installation in Brockton, Mass, followed by Cape Cod and the South Coast of Mass.

To ensure that it can complete the network by early 2013, CapeNet is working with two subcontractors ElecComm Corporation (ElecComm) and Hawkeye.

"Having two contractors working in tandem will expedite construction and facilitate timely completion of the much-anticipated broadband project," Alan Davis, CEO of CapeNet.

Following the initial construction of a regional data center at the Barnstable County government complex in December, 2011 and underground conduit construction in November, 2011, the installation of the fiber network is yet another milestone OpenCape has met since it was awarded a $32 million Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) stimulus grant in February 2010.

OpenCape network map

For more:
- see the release (PDF)

Related articles:
Mass Broadband Institute starts to flow $5 million funds to Open Cape initiative
Mass.-based OpenCape wins $32 million broadband grant
Comptel 2010: RCN gets ready to build Open Cape Network
RCN Metro, OpenCape to build open access network

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