Two 7.4 meter High Throughput Satellite (HTS) receiver dishes were assembled to carry ultra high speed broadband data and backhaul to American Samoa Telecommunications Authority customers. The total system capacity will enable "smart city" applications such as a smart power grid, mobile health monitoring, continuing education government network coordination.
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The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency awarded BusyCorner Magazine, the on line publishing division of Calumet Industrial Services, a public service prize for environmental stewardship. John Wasko, the President of Calumet accepted the award from Mr. Ameko Pato, ASEPA Director. Busycorner has voluntarily maintained a public busstop in a heavily trafficked area close to schools, government offices and businesses. The award was presented at the ASEPA offices, a LEEDs Platinum Certified "Net Zero" building.
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President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life.
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will cover 490,000 square miles and will become the largest marine preserve in the world. Millions of seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals live in the bio-rich expanse included by the new monument. The islands sit between Hawaii and American Samoa and are divided into five regions. Click or tap to read more . . . .
American Samoa's vision of their 21st Century Digital Economy is explained in this 4 minute video. $100 million US has been dedicated to a high speed fiber optic system and the O3b broadband satellite system. Broadband technology enables remote and developing nations to utilize their existing human, environmental and infrastructure resources to create new economic engines for sustainable growth.
Environmental study is coming to one of the world's richest marine and rainforest resources. The Manu'a group of islands in American Samoa is home to the world's only coral reef to cloud rainforest day hiking trails in the world. Visit all the Travel Study curriculum pages here. http://bc-travel-us15.businesscatalyst.com/
Visit the APU Coral Reef to Rainforest Boutique while you are at Study Travel