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Got several emails about this. I'm thinking many of us could benefit from having such a service. Do we have the lines coming into Hawaii that could support such throughput? Is there anyone we know in City government that could respond to this RFI? Even if we didn't get selected, it would be interesting to watch such a project in motion in that there are a ton of potential issues that could come up as obstacles to such an endeavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I sent an email to the Mayor's office. I would suggest you do the same.
Ken
Seattle's Mayor has responded: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/194246.asp, and ours????
Will do as you suggested.
Good suggestion Ken. We also filled out Google's request form. They said they would tell us on March 25th.
The Star Bulletin just posted an article by Erika Engle:
The state of Hawaii "has jumped all over" the Google plan to bring 1-gigabit-per-second Internet speed to some U.S. locations on a trial basis, said Lenny Klompus, senior communications adviser to Gov. Linda Lingle. Google announced plans last week to test ultrahigh-speed broadband networks, at speeds more than 100 times faster than the typical Internet connection, at competitive prices. More...

Mahalo for the link Kev.
Good. Thank you and encouragement notes should be sent to the governor's office. Email form:
https://cs.ehawaii.gov/gov-ors/ctg-ci.html


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Daniel Leuck said:
The Star Bulletin just posted an article by Erika Engle:
The state of Hawaii "has jumped all over" the Google plan to bring 1-gigabit-per-second Internet speed to some U.S. locations on a trial basis, said Lenny Klompus, senior communications adviser to Gov. Linda Lingle. Google announced plans last week to test ultrahigh-speed broadband networks, at speeds more than 100 times faster than the typical Internet connection, at competitive prices. More...

Mahalo for the link Kev.
We've started a petition. Mahalo to Kevin Hughes for the idea and for writing the five points. I added a simple intro and threw it up on Petition Spot.
Carl said:
I signed the petition and also wrote the governor's office. Though it seems from the newspaper article that the state is already there and working towards the goal. Will refer others to the petition.
Since Google's initiative is focused on bringing fiber to homes rather than business and government, we felt it would be appropriate to start a petition that shows that local community-based support exists in the region. Strong results combined with support from the state should deliver a great one-two punch that convinces Google that Hawaii is the perfect state for such trials!
Nice Gigabit Hawaii sprout Kevin!
I finally signed the petition and was disappointed with the numbers! So, I wrote a blog post and will be blasting it out to my network, often until the deadline. http://www.ponomedia.com/2010/03/04/help-bring-googles-gigabit-to-h... C'mon Hawaii! :)
Mahalo for your support Neenz! We agree - the numbers are currently disappointing and its an uphill battle. Some people were having trouble with PetitionSpot so we made it even easier to "sign" by creating a Facebook page. Would you mind updating your post? Again, mahalo nui loa for your valuable support!

L.P. "NEENZ" FALEAFINE said:
I finally signed the petition and was disappointed with the numbers! So, I wrote a blog post and will be blasting it out to my network, often until the deadline. http://www.ponomedia.com/2010/03/04/help-bring-googles-gigabit-to-h... C'mon Hawaii! :)

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