Date:Sunday, 17 January 2021
Location:Auditorium, Online Conference Platform
WEB_DESC:This panel focuses on a participatory model to extend broadband to Indigenous communities using low-cost fixed wireless broadband.
The panel will present a case study of a broadband network in Pu‘uhonua o Waimanalo on Oahu. Panel members will summarize the planning, training, installation and research approach, and network use during the pandemic, as well as planning and policy initiatives by the State of Hawaii and other stakeholders in a “broadband hui.” Although delayed by COVID-19, research is planned to document impacts of network usage and examine network sustainability.
The presentation includes preliminary lessons learned relevant for Indigenous and other rural regions including the Pacific islands.