With the Emergency COVID relief bill, formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed by President Trump on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020, we explore why it is important for broadband (search the document for broadband) and the implications for Hawaii. With that, we welcome Sean Davis, Research and Policy Director at NDIA, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and Sean Taketa McLaughlin, Executive Director from Access Humbolt, public access channel in Humboldt, CA.
First up, Blue Startups is hosting a discussion called Fundraising in the COVID era with Canaan Principal Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka at their upcoming Insights for Resiliency webinar. Rayfe will discuss what has changed in the current fundraising environment. What can entrepreneurs expect from venture capitalists today given the shifting social and economic landscape? This takes place on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 1:00pm.
We then welcome, Dan Masutomi, Director of Network Optimization & Subsea Engineering at Hawaiian Telcom, Senator Kalani English, representing Hana, Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi and Kahoʻolawe, and Bill Sides part of the Hana Broadband Committee. They’re here to tell us about running fiber along the road to East Maui and Hana.
First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Gloria Brasuel about the first Tech-Savvy event. Then Frank De Rego from MEDB will join us to tell us about the Maui Energy Conference. Finally, we’ll learn about broadband access and how key stakeholders are considering it critical infrastructure. We’ll be taking to Sen. Kalani English, HPU President Geoffrey Bannister and Dr. Rich Berry from PaCom to get the details.
- Hawaiʻi groundwater and geothermal data compiled for first time
- Hawaii Invasive Species Week
- Discover Your Future in Aviation
- Mid Pacific Institute Deeper Learning Unconference
- Omnibus Hawaii Resilience and Sustainability Strategy – SB892
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Todd Ogasawara from DCCA to tell us about the Hawaii Broadband Map Campaign. Finally, we talk to two VR enthusiasts, Ka’i Kau and Emil Reyes, to find out about new advances and the practical applications of virtual reality. We’ll also get to demo Oculus Rift.
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll talk to Yuka Nagashima as she takes the State’s gigabit plan on the road with the Hawaii Telecommunications Association. Finally, we’ll get some perspectives on last week’s APEC event from people who had a front row seat, and explore what it could potentially do for Hawaii.
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Neenz Faleafine to tell us about her upcoming Pacific New Media class on Social Media. Finally, we’ll talk to Everett Kaneshige from DCCA and Yuka Nagashima from DBEDT about Hawaii’s Broadband Initiative and the goal of attaining affordable 1Gb Internet access by 2018.
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we have Teri Mitchell here to tell us about Kapiolani Community College’s New Media Arts Demo Reel and Design Portfolio 2011. Finally, we’ll get an update on Hawaii’s Broadband initiative with David Lassner from the University of Hawaii, Cliff Miyake from TW Telecom and Brad Fisher from Hawaiian Telcom.