By Jay Fidell
We'll be looking at The Need for Speed - Broadband in Hawaii on May 24th. Here's a video about the program.
Join us at the ThinkTech Hawaii Venture Capital Association 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 “The Need for Speed - 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 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; Kiman Wong of Oceanic Time Warner Cable; and Eric Yeaman of Hawaiian Telcom.
Let's meet and explore this important subject with these members of the press at the ThinkTech-HVCA luncheon on May 24th. As always, enjoy good food, great people and a first class networking experience. Register at hvca.org.
See you then!