The second DS3 between Hilo and the summit will not be available for another month or more. The holdup is caused by the fact that we wanted at first to install the circuit at Gemini and later move it to the new IfA building. Since moving the installation point is not an item in the original agreement between IfA and GTE, GTE has had a problem establishing a price for the circuit.
Because of the above delays and the fact that the IfA building is almost ready for the network installation, we have told GTE to install both DS3s directly in the new IfA building.
Due to the humid weather conditions in Hilo, the fiber panel in the handhole in front of Subaru has started to rust. In the long run, it will be better for everyone to pull fiber directly into the IfA building. In the short term, IfA will pull fibers into the Subaru handhole. This will allow all Hilo facilities to access the DS3s.
Assuming there are no further delays in the availability of the DS3s, Pui Hin will start working on the project in early January.
Pui Hin showed a diagram of the Hilo landing point. Three PVCs will be set up between UH Manoa and the IfA Hilo building, UH Manoa and Gemini, and UH Manoa and the summit. The one between UH Manoa and Gemini is 10 mbps for Gemini's use only. The other two are for everyone's use and they will provide back up for each other in case of router failure in Hilo or the summit.
Everyone should email Pui Hin if there are other topics he or she wants to have covered. Cisco will not be able to offer an ATM class. The price for the class has yet to be determined.