FREE Main Street Connections Available Now ~ Apply today!
Learn why Customers choose OpenCape!
"My game is nickels & dimes. We will process over 1,000 transactions on a busy summer day. If our Internet goes down, our customers go away upset, unserved & our revenue stream is cut in half instantly. Reliability is key.....OpenCape is my choice! " Erik- Owner, Pie In The Sky, Woods Hole
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Note* Online is the ONLY way to submit an application.
As of September 4, 2020, we have successfully connected several dozens of businesses to our state-of-the-art fiber optic network. With only approximately 15 free connections still available, you need to ACT NOW if you want to take advantage of this offer!
Businesses who are ready for OpenCape’s high-speed and reliable internet, should fill out the online form above. (Eligibility conditions will apply.) When your completed online form is received, you will be placed on a list for review, and will receive an automated email confirming that your signup form has been received. Once you have been verified as an eligible business entity (in one to two business days), you will be placed on our connection list and we will follow-up formalizing your service order and provide additional details.
Once we receive your signed Service Order, we can schedule the build and set connection dates for your business, as well as answer any questions you may have at that time.
In 2018, the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) approached OpenCape on behalf of Falmouth Main Street merchants who were having consistent difficulties related to internet connectivity. At times unable to even run credit cards for sales, these local businesses were suffering due to slow or intermittent internet.
Together, we looked at solutions to connect existing and new businesses to OpenCape’s 100% fiber network. As part of OpenCape’s Main Streets Initiative, the Falmouth Business Gigabit Project, so called because connected businesses will have access to a shared Gigabit of Internet, includes connections to the downtown area and is also scalable for all of the Falmouth region, including Woods Hole, to support a wide swath of Falmouth Chamber of Commerce members.
After researching a variety of funding opportunities to make the initiative affordable to the business community, we and our partners collaborated with MassDevelopment to be their initial recipients of a newly launched loan program, TechDollars, which helps nonprofit organizations in the state implement regional technology initiatives. In addition our partnership worked with Falmouth’s statehouse delegation to secure a grant from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development’s Mass Office of Business Development to complete the necessary funding package.
OpenCape, Falmouth EDIC and the Falmouth Chamber have done an extensive amount of development, planning and community outreach to be able to embark on Falmouth Business Gigabit Project in September, 2019, bringing progressive connectivity to Falmouth area business, reliably and at an affordable price.
You have the opportunity to apply to connect affordably with the OpenCape Network, which offers the fastest, most reliable internet in our region.
Through the creation of this initiative and its funding, we are able to offer limited connections for free. If your business is not one of the initial free connections, there are three connection cost options:
- Pay the total connection cost immediately (Approximately $600-$1,000, varies by location)
- Pay your connection fee over the first 12 months of service
- Join the waiting list for the Community Connection Fund
Using $50,000 of our TechDollars, we created The Community Connection Fund as a collaborative funding mechanism to provide connections for new or existing businesses that want to be able to utilize the high-speed and reliable OpenCape network. Falmouth customers, OpenCape, the EDIC, and The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, will work collaboratively to replenish this fund in order to allow future businesses to connect affordably. This is part of our community-focused mission, helping to create an environment that will attract and keep a variety of local businesses in Falmouth and revitalize the Main Street corridor.