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The need for speed - Broadband in Hawaii HVCA/ThinkTech Luncheon May 24, 2012

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The need for speed - Broadband in Hawaii HVCA/ThinkTech Luncheon May 24, 2012

Time: May 24, 2012 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Pioneer Plaza Club 20th Floor
Street: 900 Fort Street Mall
City/Town: Honolulu
Website or Map: http://www.hvca.org
Phone: 808-382-4638
Event Type: luncheon, panel, session, and, networking, event
Organized By: Bill Spencer
Latest Activity: May 9, 2012

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Dear TechHuians:

Please join us at the next Hawaii Venture Capital Association/ThinkTech Hawaii luncheon on May 24, 2012 at the Plaza Club 20th Floor from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for a great conversation about "Broadband in Hawaii."

We will examine current broadband speeds and access in Hawaii, such as they are (check your own  speed out at hawaiispeedtest.net); how we have lost our advantage over the last decade; the current market and appetite for greater speed and access; how a move to greater speed and access will affect and benefit our community; and what we need to do to achieve them.  

What will it cost to catch up, and by whom will those costs be paid? Broadband is increasingly high tech, but affordable high speed broadband is increasingly critical to our daily lives, businesses and the economic development of our state. At the end of the day, Broadband is at the heart of our economy and essential to keep us competitive in the 21st Century. The changes, policy issues and challenges must be identified and publicly addressed.  Now, May 24, is a great time to get a handle on Broadband.

Sonny Bhagowalia, Hawaii's Chief Information Officer, will present opening remarks. Yuka Nagashima of the High Tech Development Corporation will then moderate a panel of providers including David Lassner of the University of Hawaii, Brett Lewis of BlueStreak Broadband Networks; Clifford Miyake of TW Telecom of Hawaii; Nam Vu of ShakaNet; Kinan Wong of Oceanic Time Warner Cable; and Eric Yeaman of Hawaiian Telcom.

Meet and explore these things with them at the next ThinkTech HVCA luncheon on May 24, 2012 at the Plaza Club 20th Floor from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy good food, great people and a first class networking experience. Reserve your seat today at hvca.org or call Gail Caveney at 382-4638.

TechHui members, affiliates (including faculty and government) attend at the member rate of $29, students are $20 and all others $39. Parking is available in the Pioneer Plaza building, entrance on Merchant St., but we do not validate. Many thanks to our sponsors: Hawaii Business Magazine, the High Tech Development Corporation, KMH, LLP, and Pacific New Media at UH Manoa.

See you there,

Bill Spencer, President

Hawaii Venture Capital Association

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