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Local Options for International Advanced Networking Event at EWC Jan 13-18

UH Information Technology Services (ITS) is once again hosting the "Techs in Paradise" (TIP) series of technical networking workshops & meetings in January 2013 at the East West Center.  TIP 2013 brings together hundreds of participants from both the Internet2 and Asia Pacific Advanced Networking (APAN) communities, along with ESNet.  This is the only time these groups from East and West meet together; UH hosted previous TIP events in 2001, 2004 & 2008.  …


Added by David Lassner on December 10, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

UH and 28 universities launch Gig.U initiative to bring ultra high-speed broadband to university communities

Short story: visit

Longer story (our press release):

The University of Hawaiʻi is one of a group of 29 universities and communities across the country that have launched Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. 

Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks in the communities surrounding the nation’s leading research universities to drive economic growth and…


Added by David Lassner on July 29, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Kansas City (Kansas) Picked for Google Fiber Project

The announcement at last:


I'm now working with a group that will try to apply some of the lessons learned through the Google initiative to develop more ultra-high-speed broadband communities around universities.  Stay tuned!

Added by David Lassner on March 30, 2011 at 7:17am — 10 Comments

Marc Benioff: "I attribute Salesforce's great performance to my ability to work in Hawaii."

Check out this interview with Marc Benioff in which he comments on living/working part-time in Kona.

Here's the part about Hawaii:…


Added by David Lassner on July 24, 2010 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

Hawaii Broadband Task Force Report Nearing Completion

The Hawaii Broadband Task Force was created by the 2007 Legislature to recommend how to improve broadband access in Hawaii. It has been a long road and there's always more to do. But our final report is due next month and deadlines work wonders.

A few quick summary comments:

* Broadband is fundamental to advances in education, health care, public services and economic development;

* Broadband needs to be viewed as 21st century infrastructure rather than left to… Continue

Added by David Lassner on November 30, 2008 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments


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