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Hawaii Officially Launches TWC WiFi

September 19, 2013

At an event at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center last week, Oceanic Time Warner Cable officially announced that the company has begun deployment of TWC WiFi™, a statewide WiFi Hotspot network for its customers. Access to the TWC WiFi network is free to Oceanic Time Warner Cable customers with Standard Internet or above and to Oceanic Time Warner Cable Business Class Internet customers.

“Increasingly, our Hawaii customers want to take their high-speed Internet with them out of the home and on-the-go,” said Oceanic President Bob Barlow. “The TWC WiFi network we’re building for Hawaii will allow our customers to greatly maximize their TWC Internet subscription – at no additional charge.”

Oceanic Time Warner Cable's President Bob Barlow
Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s President Bob Barlow

On Oahu, customers can access over 400 TWC WiFi Hotspots with hundreds more coming in 2013 as Oceanic Time Warner Cable builds out the network. TWC WiFi will be introduced at popular locations where residents eat, live and play. Recent additions are Sunset Beach, Kailua District Park and the Stan Sheriff Center. Below are some scenes from the night.

VIP access passes [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
VIP access passes [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Our sales team ready to address any TWC WiFi related questions [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Garrison Yuen, Todd Silva and Travis Santos from our sales team are ready to address any TWC WiFi related questions [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Senior Director of Mobile Product Management Vijay Venkateswaran, University of Hawaii Associate Athletics Director John McNamara & VP of Wireless Engineering & Technology Ahmed Bencheikh [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Senior Director of Mobile Product Management Vijay Venkateswaran, University of Hawaii Associate Athletics Director John McNamara & VP of Wireless Engineering & Technology Ahmed Bencheikh [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Senior Manager of Mobile Product Management Dave Hawkins, John McNamara, Ahmed Bencheikh & Project Manager Les Young [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Senior Manager of Mobile Product Management Dave Hawkins, John McNamara, Ahmed Bencheikh & Project Manager Les Young [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Ahmed Bencheikh, Bob Barlow & Vijay Venkateswaran hanging loose [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Ahmed Bencheikh, Bob Barlow & Vijay Venkateswaran hanging loose [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Director of Outside Plant Engineering & Construction Mitch Miyoshi & Ruckus Wireless' Edwin Menor [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Director of Outside Plant Engineering & Construction Mitch Miyoshi & Ruckus Wireless’ Edwin Menor [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

University of Hawaii Associate Athletics Director Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano, Wireless Coordinator Gwen Kojima & VP of Marketing & Sales Clara Long [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
University of Hawaii Associate Athletics Director Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano, Wireless Coordinator Gwen Kojima & VP of Marketing & Sales Clara Long [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Project Manager Courtney Hubbard & boyfriend Clint [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Project Manager Courtney Hubbard & boyfriend Clint [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Executive Administrative Assistant Leatrice Galicinao, Business Class Support Manager Shannon Morgan-Peirce & Director of Sales (GM) Maryann Sacharski [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Executive Administrative Assistant Leatrice Galicinao, Business Class Support Manager Shannon Morgan-Peirce & Director of Sales (GM) Maryann Sacharski [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Web Content Developer Cy Shinkawa, CyberCom, Inc.'s Peter Kay & Senior Marketing Manager Shelley Thomas [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Web Content Developer Cy Shinkawa, CyberCom, Inc.’s Peter Kay & Senior Marketing Manager Shelley Thomas [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Former Olympian and Beach Volleyball star Kevin Wong & Executive Producer of Live Sports Candace Fujishima [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Former Olympian and Beach Volleyball star Kevin Wong & Executive Producer of Live Sports Candace Fujishima [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Lt. Governor of the State of Hawaii Shan Tsutsui addresses the crowd.
Lt. Governor of the State of Hawaii Shan Tsutsui addresses the crowd. Read about the launch event on his blog here.

University of Hawaii Athletics Director Ben Jay
University of Hawaii Athletics Director Ben Jay

The crowd
The crowd

John McNamara, Ahmed Bencheikh, Shan Tsutsui, Ben Jay, Interim University of Hawaii President David Lassner & Bob Barlow [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
John McNamara, Ahmed Bencheikh, Shan Tsutsui, Ben Jay, Interim University of Hawaii President David Lassner & Bob Barlow [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Clearly M's Rob Bertholf and Ann Boots & Director of Marketing Matt Mishina [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Clearly M’s Rob Bertholf and Ann Boots & Director of Marketing Matt Mishina [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

Business Class Marketing Manager Yvonne Yanagihara, Director of Wireless Kiman Wong & Marketing Specialist Maribel Quemado [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
Business Class Marketing Manager Yvonne Yanagihara, Director of Wireless Kiman Wong & Marketing Specialist Maribel Quemado [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

VP of Business Services Cyrus Driver & Vijay Venkateswaran [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]
VP of Business Services Cyrus Driver & Vijay Venkateswaran [Photo Credit: Kiman Wong]

AT Marketing's Toby Tamaye, Shelley Thomas, Wireless Manager Edward Sugimoto & Maribel Quemado
AT Marketing’s Toby Tamaye, Shelley Thomas, Wireless Manager Edward Sugimoto & Maribel Quemado

Oceanic Time Warner Cable Internet customers also have access to the nation’s largest free WiFi Hotspot network, with over 150,000 hotspots, through the Cable WiFi network name. The network enables Oceanic Time Warner Cable Internet customers to access the hotspots operated by TWC and other cable companies in major cities across the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Orlando, Tampa, Kansas City, Austin, Charlotte and more.

To connect to TWC WiFi, users should look for the TWCWiFi network name in their connection manager, open their browser and login. To easily locate and access TWC WiFi Hotspots, customers are encouraged to download the free TWC WiFi Finder app available in Google Play and the Apple App Store or visit coverage.twcwifi.com to view the hotspot coverage map. For more information about Time Warner Cable WiFi, visit www.twc.com/wifi.

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Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition

May 1, 2012

Oceanic Time Warner Cable is proud to announce that the grand prize winning entry for C-SPAN’s national 2012 StudentCam competition is a student from Hawaii!

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Matthew Shimura – StudentCam 2012 Grand Prize Winner [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

The national competition, sponsored by Time Warner Cable and C-SPAN, challenged middle and high school students to bring the U.S. Constitution to life in the form of a video documentary. Students were asked to examine any section of the Preamble, Articles or Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and discuss its relevance in their lives, with the opportunity to win part of more than $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. More than 1,203 films were received in this year’s competition from more than 2,000 students from 43 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Of the 148 student finalists from across the United States who won prizes, Matthew Shimura, a ninth grader from Punahou School here in Honolulu, won the grand prize with his documentary video entry titled: “The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment.”

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/assets/swf/CSPANPlayer.swf?pid=304715-27
The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment

Through his remarkable exploration of American policy towards Japanese-Americans during World War II, Shimura took viewers on a journey that presents the history of Japanese internment camps in the United States. He focused on his uncle John, a former prisoner at the infamous Manzanar camp in California, as an example of someone who was able to overcome harsh realities and achieve the American Dream.

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Matthew Shimura and family [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

As the grand prize winner, Shimura won a trip to Washington D.C., a $5,000 scholarship award, as well as $1,000 in funding for his school to spend on digital video equipment supplies.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable recently honored Shimura and his family at an awards reception held at Punahou School, his Alma Matter.

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow presents Matthew Shimura with his $5,000 check [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

In attendance were Matthew and his immediate family members, influential Punahou faculty and staff, key Oceanic Time Warner Cable employees, and Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle.

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Matthew with his moms Tony Shimura and Dr. Sharon Webb, Mayor Peter Carlisle, and Punahou School Academy Dean William Ouellette [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

Oceanic sends a big congratulations to Matthew Shimura and a job well done to all students who participated in the 2012 StudentCAM competition!

To view all photos from that day, please visit our Facebook page.

Honoring our Armed Forces During “Military Appreciation Night”

November 8, 2011

Oceanic Time Warner Cable was honored to once again sponsor “Military Appreciation Night” at the University of Hawaii football game last Saturday, November 5th at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors took on the Aggies of Utah State in what turned out to be a highly competitive battle (Final Score: 31-35), but more importantly, it was a night to honor our armed forces who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom.

Five of the nine Wounded Warriors Honorees [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]
Five of the nine Wounded Warriors Honorees [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]

Dignitaries Peter Carlisle (City & County of Honolulu Mayor), Darryll Wong (Major General), Kevin G. O’Connell (Brigadier General), Melvin Ing (Navy League President), Jim Donavan (UH Athletic Director), K. Mark Takai (State Representative), and our very own Bob Barlow (Oceanic Time Warner Cable President) were on-hand to honor two very deserving groups this year: eight, key spouses for the Outstanding Military Spouse Awards Program, and nine representatives who have been wounded in combat, referred to as the Wounded Warriors.

2011 Key Spouse Award Recipients
2011 Key Spouse Award Recipients

The 2011 Key Spouse Award Recipients are:

  • Nancy Cutlip (United States Pacific Command)
  • Chanelle Cadiz (Hawaii Army National Guard)
  • Kymberly Kim (Hawaii Air National Guard)
  • Emilia Sanchez-Polite (United States Air Force)
  • Alishia Perez (United States Marine Corps)
  • Malia Clemons (United States Navy)
  • Margaret “Maggie” Graves (United States Coast Guard)
  • Kimberly Seech (United States Army)

Mayor Peter Carlisle with the 2011 Wounded Warriors
Mayor Peter Carlisle with the 2011 Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warriors for 2011 are:

  • Army Specialist Josh Johnson
  • Army Sergeant Ryan R. Soto
  • Marine Corps Corporal Jorge Cruz
  • Army Private First Class Aaron Cool
  • Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Ustaszewski
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Mayberry
  • Marine Corps Lance Corporal Mason Hoy
  • Marine Corps Lance Corporal Joshua Kelly
  • Air Force Staff Sergeant Darryl J. Dutton

Following the awards ceremony, there was a “chicken skin” moment (as we like to say here in Hawaii) when Staff Sergeant Samuel Hesch performed a goosebump inducing rendition of “God Bless America”. Below is the video.


Staff Sergeant Samuel Hesch performs “God Bless America”

Although our Hawaii Warriors failed to close out the game against the Aggies of Utah State, the Wounded Warriors and the key spouses were the ones everyone was truly cheering for. Mahalo for all that you do to serve our country. Your `ohana at Oceanic Time Warner Cable salutes you.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow with Marketing team members Maribel Quemado and Shelley Thomas [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]
Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow with Marketing team members Maribel Quemado and Shelley Thomas [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]

Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

Huuuuu doggie! Coming back to work after spending all my time with bebe ain’t easy lemme tell ya. A guy could get used to being a house husband. Megabucks or Powerball… Are you listening? 😛

I’m finally back y’all! Rice Fest 2011 is in da books. Another successful year for us, Lanakila Meals on Wheels and the Hawaii Food Bank! Hoping for bigger and better things again next year. By the looks of things around here though, I don’t think you missed me all that much. The last WIH post garnered a whoppin’ 15 comments. What the? LOL! Either you’re getting bored of me or the NFL football season is getting the best of you! Hopefully it’s the latter. 😉

Anyway, here are this week’s photos. Go get um!


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - September 21, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – September 21, 2011

Points for Photo #1…
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link?: 2 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

* HINT: “Coconut Willie”: 3 points


Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - September 21, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – September 21, 2011

Points for Photo #2…
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link?: 2 points
* Name of person holding the IntelliGo? 2 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

* HINT: “Popeye”: 3 points


Photo #3
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - September 21, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – September 21, 2011

Points for Photo #3…
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Name of Location: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link?: 2 points
* Name of Burger: 3 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

* HINT: “TGIF”: 3 points


Last Week’s Results:
Another slow week on our last post equals just 3 winners: che, carokun, and soogs, aka cheche, c-chan, & big bro! On a positive note, carokun broke the 100 point threshold again, so we’ll move on to Round 5 next week. Check out da leadahboard below fo all da updates!

Da Leadahboard (Round 4)!

  • 102.0 – carokun
  • 50.0 – kuya.d
  • 47.0 – tita leerz
  • 26.0 – Paco
  • 20.0 – che
  • 15.0 – J
  • 11.0 – soogs
  • 10.0 – c
  • 07.0 – rayboyjr, tweetpeep22
  • 06.0 – Coconut Willy, Ynaku
  • 03.0 – ijiwarui, pink lady, snow

Da “All-Time” Leadahboard!

  • 237.0 – carokun
  • 133.0 – tita leerz
  • 121.0 – kuya.d
  • 116.0 – Coconut Willy
  • 103.5 – Masako
  • 111.5 – Paco
  • 091.0 – Takeshi
  • 061.0 – rayboyjr
  • 059.5 – Rosette
  • 054.0 – tweetpeep22
  • 043.0 – c
  • 036.0 – pink lady
  • 034.5 – Ynaku
  • 028.0 – che
  • 025.0 – buzzbunny
  • 019.0 – Kel Sr.
  • 016.0 – soogs
  • 015.0 – J
  • 014.5 – AlMan68
  • 013.5 – NeedaHobby
  • 012.0 – snow
  • 011.0 – HNL2LAS
  • 010.0 – k15
  • 009.0 – artAttack, Rick Nakama, M
  • 008.0 – honugurl79, MakiSushi
  • 007.0 – bB
  • 006.0 – Kage
  • 005.0 – ijiwarui
  • 004.5 – NaPueo
  • 004.0 – Chicken Grease, am
  • 003.0 – dialoha, ElTee, SteveO, kickerbear, BananaFysh
  • 002.5 – onecupcoffee, mcat
  • 002.0 – Belzhere, sshawnn, EMM386, gecko, Scott, hemajang, Syxx, jr.
  • 001.5 – skycastles
  • 001.0 – effenprincess, 9th Island Cuz, S-Ticket, Dave, David In Oregon, YN, Marvo, getITon, miLL-viLLe, jack, frankie, Rodney, teej, BarbieQ!, kako mochi, GumbysHorse
  • 000.5 – uncle jimmy, J.P., t-roy, Coconut Willy’s wifey, MoOgooGuypAN

In Other News…

“How Hawaii Gets Extreme”


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How Hawaii Gets Extreme

September 16, 2011

Ask anyone about surfing here in Hawaii and you’ll probably get some sort of answer containing “waves”, “breaks” and “boards”, with a “brah” and a shaka sign sprinkled in between.

But when you talk about surfing on the Internet, we Hawaiians – the geeky ones in particular – tend to get even more excited, especially when it comes to our speeds.

So when Oceanic Time Warner Cable launched a new tier of broadband Internet called Road Runner Extreme, you can bet our customers were “stoked”! With download speeds of up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, Road Runner Extreme takes Internet surfing to another level.

Here’s how one local techie uses Extreme in his day to day:

How customer Brian Dote uses Road Runner Extreme

And we’re not done there! Hawaii has recently introduced another level called “Wideband” where you can expect up to 50 Mbps down and up to 5 Mbps up to start, with the potential to hit up to 150 Mbps and beyond!

Here’s Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s President Bob Barlow to tell us a little more.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow talks about Road Runner Extreme and Wideband

So as you can see, we Hawaiians love our surfing, even if it doesn’t involve waves, breaks, or boards.

Surf’s up brah!