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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, November 29, 2002

Navy, UH to share high-speed telecom link

Associated Press

The University of Hawai'i and the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua'i have signed a high-tech memorandum of understanding.

The agreement allows use of the facility's high-speed telecommunications connections to Honolulu and the Maui Research and Technology Center, officials said.

The connections will be used by the state's Telehealth Access Network and UH's Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiment by Satellite Program, or PEACESAT.

Use of the connections is being provided on a noninterference basis for research, telemedicine and distance learning applications, PEACESAT and missile range facility officials said.

Capt. Donald Wilson, the facility's commanding officer, said it is committed to continuing its support of healthcare providers on Kaua'i, O'ahu and Maui.

"We are happy to be able to collaborate on this worthy community and regional public service project," he said.