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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2006
MAYOR ANNOUNCES FREE WI-FI IN
“As part of our commitment to the revitalization of
“The City will also be testing new public safety technologies that the Wi-Fi environment makes possible,” the mayor added. “We hope the result will be a safer and more economically vibrant
EarthLink has emerged as one of the leaders in municipal Wi-Fi development, having been awarded contracts in
“Chinatown has long been one of
“We also are excited to work with Hawaiian Electric Company to help them test next-generation utility applications and services leveraging our Wi-Fi network,” Berryman added.
As a unique feature of this
“Broadband Wi-Fi has potential to enable applications that can result in better service for our customers and future, new customer offerings,” said Karl Stahlkopf, senior vice president for energy solutions and chief technology officer for HECO. “We look forward to being an active partner with EarthLink and the City in this progressive program.”
The Wi-Fi program will test various utility applications, including advanced electric metering and energy conservation initiatives.
“This pilot project provides the City not only the ability to test and evaluate the technology for present and future needs, but also to work through the various legal and administrative processes,” said Gordon Bruce, the City’s chief information officer.
The Chinatown Wi-Fi demonstration project will begin later this summer and continue for approximately one year.
Keith Rollman, Department of Information Technology, 768-7658
Gregg Hirata, Mayor’s Office, 523-4051
|Thursday, June 22, 2006|