Cape Cod's Fiber Network Moves ForwardMay 5, 2017
Through recent streamlining of their operations OpenCape, the Barnstable-based not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Cape Cod’s fiber optic network, remains focused on their commitment of connecting Cape Cod, the Island’s and Southeastern MA to high-speed internet and offering business, and eventually residential, clients a choice. As of last November, the non-profit has consolidated the services they provide with those previously offered by CapeNet LLC. Now OpenCape network’s maintenance and operations, along with customer sales and service, are all administered solely by OpenCape.
“OpenCape’s leadership chose to add two former CapeNet employees, Janek Chrzanowski as Chief Technology Officer and Dan Collins as Director of Operations, in order to ensure a seamless transition. “Having Janek and Dan onboard allows OpenCape to ensure that the Network continues to operate at peak efficiency and they are also incredibly valuable resources for local town IT administrators and schools that may need assistance and guidance regarding maintaining their Networks” says CEO Steve Johnston.
In addition to these staff additions, at their annual meeting this month the OpenCape Board voted in a new slate of officers, including in-coming Board President John Campbell. Campbell is the Chief Information Officer at Spaulding Health and will continue to bring a key perspective and focus on health industry opportunities for OpenCape’s network. Newly elected clerk Chris Janson is Product manager, IP/Optical Networks at Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) and was Senior Industry Market Manager at Ciena. His vast experience in the communications industry brings a wealth of knowledge and practical applications to OpenCape’s network.
Outgoing president Art Gaylord will remain on the Board and continue his service to advance OpenCape’s mission to provide choice in internet connectivity for Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeast Massachusetts’ towns, businesses and residents.
“Art has served OpenCape magnificently as co-founder and president for seven years and we thank him graciously” says Johnston. “OpenCape is excited and enthused about our direction with greater streamlining and we are looking to add new customers who can benefit from our high-speed internet.”
OpenCape Corporation is a 501c3 nonprofit technology company headquartered in Barnstable Village at the Barnstable County Complex. OpenCape owns and operates a state-of-the-art fiber optic network built to serve local governments, businesses, and residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape & Islands. Their fiber network is on par with the most sophisticated and technically proficient fiber networks in the world.
OpenCape Corporation also sells a variety of Internet and Voice-Over-Internet services as part of their continued focus on advancing the needs and interests of the communities they serve.