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News Article | August 10, 2017
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After a national search and a process that included consultation with culinary experts from across the region, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Board of Trustees and Museum leadership have selected Remy Ayesh (pronounced, "reh-mee" "ash”) as the new Executive Chef of Café Sebastienne. Ayesh’s first day at Café Sebastienne was Monday, July 31. “I am delighted to welcome Remy Ayesh to the Kemper Museum community of art-inspired colleagues,” said Barbara O’Brien, Executive Director. “Cafe Sebastienne is a restaurant with a renowned history and, under her leadership, a bright future. She brings an exciting mix of cultural influences and outstanding training. Her experience and inventive spirit will certainly find a place in the menus at the Café and at special events booked at the Museum.“ Born of Lebanese descent in Kansas, Chef Ayesh grew up with diverse tastes from the beginning. From gardening with her grandfather, to learning the art of Lebanese cuisine from her Siti (Lebanese term for “grandmother”), food was an integral part of her life from the beginning. After working for years in restaurants, Ayesh felt inexplicably connected to them: as an athlete, she loved the hard work; as an artist, the capacity for creation and of course as a blossoming chef... the food. With a strong desire to master her love of food, travel, and writing, Ayesh graduated from the University of Kansas and the Universidad de Seville with degrees in Spanish and Journalism. Upon moving to New York and working in public relations, her passion for food took over completely and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center). Later, working as an instructor at this same school, Ayesh quickly rose to Executive Sous Chef of Special Events, all the while doing her own private, high-end wine dinners. She was able to work closely with the school’s deans: Jacque Pepin, Alain Salhac, Andre Soltner, and Cesare Casella. Not to mention being a sous chef for the incredible list of chefs from around the world and NYC who passed through the doors of the institution to do public and private events. In May 2011, while still in New York City, Ayesh competed on the Food Network’s TV series Chopped. After some time in NYC, she went back to her Chicago roots, where she consulted as Executive Chef on some very large, multimillion dollar projects and ended up at Pops for Champagne, a nationwide famous champagne bar. Here she was tasked to flip two restaurants in one building, drawing on her ability to match menus to the spaces. From this work, Remy was recognized by Mandarin Quarterly, with the cover image and a featured editorial piece in February 2016. “I am greatly honored to have been extended the opportunity of Executive Chef at Cafe Sebastienne,” said Remy. “I'm thrilled to work amongst great people and know that together we'll move this strongly rooted program into its new future.” A restaurant career that spans from Chicago to New York and back to Chicago, Chef Ayesh’s experiences are nothing short of first-rate. While in Chicago, she briefly worked at graham elliott, then moved on to hold the title of Formaggaia at the renowned Spiaggia, and later becoming Executive Chef at Rootstock Wine and Beer Bar. In 2010, Ayesh was named one of the Top 12 Tastemakers in Chicago, in the company of renowned chef Rick Bayless. National food magazines like Culture Magazine, Beer Advocate, Go, Wine Enthusiast, even Fodor’s, all have mentioned Chef Ayesh and her food. She has been repeatedly featured in Metromix, Timeout, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, as well as many online food magazines and blogs. “I encourage you to join me in welcoming Remy Ayesh as our new Executive Chef to Café Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,” said Tony Glamcevski, Director of Food & Beverage, and Special Events. “Remy brings to us a tremendous amount of fresh energy and creativity. I look forward to partnering with her in creating a dynamic food and beverage program for the café and special events that honors our legacy while engaging contemporary audiences. Her experience and knowledge of the culinary arts will push forth our standards of excellence in food and hospitality in a fresh and contemporary way.” About Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City’s renowned FREE contemporary art museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in October 1994 and draws 100,000 visitors each year. The Museum boasts a rapidly growing Permanent Collection that uniquely bridges modern and contemporary works of art featuring artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Richard Mosse, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Special exhibitions, installations, lectures, as well as children, teen, and family programs and workshops are hosted at the Museum regularly. About Café Sebastienne Recognized as one of Kansas City’s premier dining venues for outstanding cuisine since it opened in 1994, Café Sebastienne is nestled within Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art giving diners a spectacularly unique view of the regions finest modern and contemporary art collections. The Gunnar Birkerts architectural design, floor to ceiling works of art, bustling museum atmosphere, top-notch service and award winning wine list are just a few notables that continue to give guests a wonderful dining experience. Café Sebastienne is the perfect setting for intimate and grand affairs, business outings, events and all your special dining needs. For more information about Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art or Café Sebastienne, visit kemperart.org. For high-resolution images or media inquiries please contact: Kent Michael Smith, Director of Marketing and Communications ksmith@kemperart.org | 816-457-6132


News Article | August 1, 2017
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The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association (SLDWA) announced today that tickets are now available for their first ‘House of Cab Dallas’ (#SLDhouseofcab) taking place September 26, 2017, at two venues within Trinity Groves in Dallas, Texas. At Saint Rocco’s restaurant, a handful of guests will be seated for a vintner-moderated blind library tasting of 13 Stags Leap District designated Cabernet Sauvignons from 1992-2010. At 3015, also at Trinity Groves, guests will have the only “Sneak Preview” tasting outside of Napa for the upcoming 2014 Stags Leap District Appellation Collection release and can meet vintners. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by 3015 and Café Momentum with proceeds benefiting Café Momentum, whose mission supports at-risk youth with culinary, job and life-skill training as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful re-entry into the community. The Stags Leap District is an iconic American Viticultural Area (AVA) located on the eastern edge of Napa Valley. Barely one mile wide and three miles long, this tiny region is critically acclaimed for producing silky and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon that is known for its soft tannins. The distinctive climate and the region’s volcanic soils with bale loam overlay, qualified the area for AVA status in 1989. Today, approximately 90% of the 1,200 acres currently planted to grapevines in the Stags Leap District are Cabernet Sauvignon or other Bordeaux varietals. “We are thrilled to bring our House of Cab experience to our Texas-based Cabernet fans,” said Remi Cohen, Vice President and General Manager at Cliff Lede Vineyards and President of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. “Last year we hosted an invite-only House of Cab event in San Francisco and it was a huge success. We are excited to open this event to the public for the first time so that they too can enjoy world-class Cabernets in a setting that’s usually only open to industry insiders.” “We are also honored to donate the proceeds from this event to Café Momentum, a restaurant training platform for juvenile offenders,” added Cohen. “They are mentoring and supporting at-risk youth and we are inspired by their work.” The Stags Leap District House of Cab Dallas events include: Library Cabernet Tasting When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time:    5:00 - 6:30pm Place:    Saint Rocco’s at Trinity Groves (3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas) What:    Moderated blind library tasting of 13 SLD Cabernet Sauvignons from 1992-2010. Limited to 25 guests, $300 per person and includes the Appellation Collection Preview Tasting as well as the Library Cabernet Tasting. Appellation Collection Preview Tasting When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time:    6:30 - 8:30pm Place:    3015 at Trinity Groves (3015 Gulden Lane, Dallas) What:    Mingle with SLD vintners and owners and be one of the first to preview the 2014 Appellation Collection, $125 per person. Tickets Available: Tickets are first come, first serve, and reservations close September 15, 2017. The Library Cabernet Tasting is limited to 25 guests. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.stagsleapdistrict.com/houseofcab. For further information, please contact Nancy Bialek at 707.255.1720 or at nancy(at)stagsleapdistrict(dot)com. The Stags Leap District Appellation Collection The limited 2014 Appellation Collection includes 17 handcrafted 2014 Stags Leap District designated Cabernet Sauvignons. The limited collection of only 150 sets will be released October 15, 2017 and is available only through December 15th The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association is the exclusive retailer of the Appellation Collection and the only American Viticultural Area (AVA) or appellation to offer a vintage-specific assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 Appellation Collection will be available for $1,999 including shipping. About Café Momentum Café Momentum is a restaurant training platform that provides post-release paid internships for juvenile offenders through which they will receive intensive culinary, job, and life-skill training as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful re-entry into the community. In addition to significantly reducing recidivism, Café Momentum creates opportunities for long-term, sustainable (legal) employment for a demographic that would otherwise continue to burden the justice system and taxpayers. The restaurant is located at 1510 Pacific Ave. at Akard on Thanks-Giving Square in downtown Dallas and serves dinner Thursday through Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (214) 303-1234 or go to http://www.cafemomentum.org. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cafemomentum or Twitter and Instagram using the handle @cafemomentum. About Stags Leap District Winegrowers: The Stags Leap District Winegrowers is a non-profit association of vintners and growers united by the mission of enhancing the reputation of the appellation and its wines, and sharing its quality with the wine-loving world. The SLDWA is comprised of 17 wineries and 10 grower members. Wineries include: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Odette Estate Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, and Taylor Family Vineyards. To learn more about the Stags Leap District, please visit stagsleapdistrict.com or find the Association on Facebook.com/StagsLeapDistrict, Instagram.com/SLDistrict Twitter @SLDistrict.  #SLDhouseofcab. # # #


MarketStudyReport.com adds “Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) Market Size By Application (Automotive, Industrial/construction), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Germany, UK, France, Italy, China, India, Japan, Brazil), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 ? 2023” new report to its research database. The report spread across 83 pages with table and figures in it. Global Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) Market size was evaluated at more than 970 kilo tons for 2015 and is predicted to register a CAGR of more than 5% during forecast timeframe. Rising automotive sales and construction expenditure in India, China and Brazil are projected to enhance the demand.With modern technology used in producing vehicle parts, polymers are finding novel applications in automobile sector. Polymers offer holistic approach to vehicle component production by all aspects that include static & mechanical strength and resistance to temperature & oxidation. This makes it desirable over other items and can drive the industry growth. U.S. Thermoplastic Polyolefins Market size, by application, 2012-2023 (Kilo Tons) U.S. Thermoplastic Polyolefins Market size, by application, 2012-2023 (Kilo Tons) Commercial & personal vehicle production was evaluated at 222.41 billion and 685.31 billion units respectively for 2015. Increasing automotive sector is projected to remain a driving force for increase in global demand for the product. Further, strict rules favouring rising vehicle fuel efficacy has encouraged industry players to minimize vehicle mass. Growing expenditure on construction in countries like Brazil, China and India may fuel product demand. India & China construction expenditure was more than $422 billion and $1.71 trillion respectively for 2015 which is predicted to contribute to enhanced demand of the product. Rising trend towards substituting polyvinyl chloride(PVC) due to risks related to its application can promote thermoplastic polyolefins(TPO) demand. The growth of industry can be credited to exceptional properties of thermoplastic polyolefins like crystal clarity, design versatility, thermal stability, irritant potential, high resistance and no cytotoxicity. Further, polyolefins can be sterilised by ethylene oxide gas & gamma irradiation which makes them acceptable across medical applications. Thermoplastic polyolefins provide good performance & light mass that makes them desirable over other substances. Current changes in CAF?(Corporate Average Fuel Economy)have forced producers to discover & innovate new techniques for enhancing fuel efficacy that can favour global thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO)market growth. Application Insights The industry is segmented into various applications like automotive applications, industrial applications, packaging applications and medical applications. Rising automotive segment produced revenue of more than $1.61 billion for 2015. Its growth in APAC and North America can propel industry expansion. Thermoplastic polyolefins are preferred more as compared to polymers & elastomers as they are light weighted and can be processed & designed with ease as well as easily recycled. Reduced mass helps in regulating carbon emissions and improves overall vehicle performance. Industrial application is predicted to register CAGR of about 6.8% in terms of revenue during forecast timeframe and is predicted make highest profit. It was an important revenue contributor of the industry in past few years. Thermoplastic polyolefins are utilised in making roof tops for commercial and residential usesdue to its solar radiation obstructing feature. Industrialisation at rapid pace in BRICS(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)countries can fuel demand for the product. Rising healthcare spending in APAC, U.S. and Europe is predicted to propel product demand. They are utilized in packaging materials which mainly adapt to wrap up moisture emitting & moisture containing items like poultry, meat and vegetables that are subjected to refrigeration. Regional Insights Global Industry is segmented into key geographical regions like Latin America, North America, APAC, Europe and MEA. North America dominated the industry and was evaluated above $861 million for 2015. U.S. led the global thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) market share during that year. Growing durable applications like automotive application, construction application, packaging application and industrial application is predicted to promote industry growth in the region. Europe is predicted to register CAGR of more than 5% in terms of revenue. It is led by countries like UK, Germany, Italy and France. Growing use of these items over traditional polymers and elastomers in medical & packaging applications are predicted to produce favorable effect in the region. APAC thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) market is predicted to cross $1.31 billion mark by end of 2023 and register a CAGR of 6.71% during forecast timeframe. Growing construction expenditure in countries like Japan, China and India is predicted to fuel product demand in the region during forecast timeline. Also the increasing demand for these products can be attributed to the fact that they are widely utilized in roofing both commercial as well as residential infrastructures. Competitive Insights Key industry participants profiled in the report include ExxonMobil, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited, Arkema S.A, Dow Chemical Company, A. Schulman Incorporation, SABIC, GAF, DuPont, INOES, Mitsui Chemicals, Specialty polymers, Saudi Aramco, Spartech Corporation, Lyondell Basell, Noble Polymers, Polisystem UK Limited, RTP Company and S & E Specialty polymers. To receive personalized assistance, write to us @ [email protected] with the report title in the subject line along with your questions or call us at +1 866-764-2150


This report studies sales (consumption) of Train Control and Management System (TCMS) in United States market, focuses on the top players, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player, covering Split by product types, with sales, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Type I Type II Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Train Control and Management System (TCMS) in each application, can be divided into Application 1 Application 2 United States Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Market Report 2017 1 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Train Control and Management System (TCMS) 1.2 Classification of Train Control and Management System (TCMS) 1.2.1 Type I 1.2.2 Type II 1.3 Application of Train Control and Management System (TCMS) 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.4 United States Market Size Sales (Volume) and Revenue (Value) of Train Control and Management System (TCMS) (2012-2022) 1.4.1 United States Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 1.4.2 United States Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Revenue and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 6 United States Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 6.1 Bombardier Inc. 6.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 6.1.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.1.2.1 Product A 6.1.2.2 Product B 6.1.3 Bombardier Inc. Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.2 Alstom SA 6.2.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.2.2.1 Product A 6.2.2.2 Product B 6.2.3 Alstom SA Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.3 Siemens AG 6.3.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.3.2.1 Product A 6.3.2.2 Product B 6.3.3 Siemens AG Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.4 Toshiba Corporation 6.4.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.4.2.1 Product A 6.4.2.2 Product B 6.4.3 Toshiba Corporation Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.5 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation 6.5.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.5.2.1 Product A 6.5.2.2 Product B 6.5.3 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.6 Hitachi Ltd. 6.6.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.6.2.1 Product A 6.6.2.2 Product B 6.6.3 Hitachi Ltd. Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.7 Knorr-Bremse AG 6.7.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.7.2.1 Product A 6.7.2.2 Product B 6.7.3 Knorr-Bremse AG Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.8 Eke Group 6.8.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.8.2.1 Product A 6.8.2.2 Product B 6.8.3 Eke Group Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.9 Strukton Rail 6.9.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.9.2.1 Product A 6.9.2.2 Product B 6.9.3 Strukton Rail Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 6.10 CAF 6.10.2 Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Product Type, Application and Specification 6.10.2.1 Product A 6.10.2.2 Product B 6.10.3 CAF Train Control and Management System (TCMS) Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 6.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/981620-united-states-train-control-and-management-system-tcms-market-report-2017


Cleveland, Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A unique collaborative of organizations and institutions has launched a small business lending program to help African American and minority businesses create and maintain jobs for residents and build community wealth. With a focus on bringing capital to underserved groups, the National Urban League’s Urban Empowerment Fund (NUL-UEF), Morgan Stanley, National Development Council (NDC) Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC), and Cuyahoga County have come together to offer the Capital Access Fund of Greater Cleveland (CAF). CAF is a three-year program that provides minority business owners with access to capital offering 50 loans totaling $8 million as well as pre- and post-loan counseling to ensure the success of those small business borrowers. With a goal of creating or maintaining a minimum of 300 jobs within those three years, CAF already has completed 8 loans totaling $1.4 million helping to create or maintain 70 local jobs. “The level of interest we already have confirms what we already knew – there is a gap in the access to capital for minority businesses and we should not gloss over that,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.  “Our partnership with Morgan Stanley, the expertise of NDC, the commitment of Cuyahoga County, and the strong leadership of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland already have made this a success.” Within CAF there are two sources of capital: the Community Impact Loan Fund and the Grow Cuyahoga Fund. The Community Impact Loan Fund is a new NDC product established in partnership with $2 million in start-up capital from Morgan Stanley to support minority small business owners. The Grow Cuyahoga Fund is supported with $2.5 million from Cuyahoga County. “We are proud to partner on this program with $2 million in start-up capital for the Community Impact Loan Fund,” said Carla A. Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, and head of the Multicultural Client Strategy Group, Morgan Stanley. “Providing small businesses with access to capital and flexible terms leads to opportunities for these businesses to scale up and affords them the financial stability necessary for entrepreneurs to focus on their customers and contribute jobs to the local economy.” “CAF will enable the capital we’re providing to have the greatest impact and reach among diverse small businesses in Cleveland,” said Alice Vilma, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley.” Partnering on this unique collaborative will give minority owned businesses a 360-degree boost from access to capital combined with the support services necessary to build community wealth.” “As an experienced lender, we focus on providing capital to minority and women owned businesses, as well as to economically disadvantaged communities. NDC understands that a set of flexible financing tools and technical guidance throughout the life of the loan can be the difference between success and failure,” said Robert W. Davenport, President of NDC. “With the expertise of the CAF Collaborative and results shown thus far in Cleveland, ultimately we hope to change small lending opportunities in other cities around the country – ensuring African American and other minority small businesses secure access to much needed capital.” Don Bowen, who leads the Urban League Empowerment Fund, said the CAF “allows the National Urban League to build upon its legacy role as a social service intermediary to become a financial intermediary.  It’s another tool to help impact local communities and advance the mission of promoting economic parity.” The second source of capital within CAF is the Grow Cuyahoga Fund, which is an existing NDC product (SBA “7a” loans) that will offer affordable growth capital with longer terms and lower rates to borrowers who create jobs and investment. The fund is possible through a grant and partnership with Cuyahoga County. “Small business creation and retention is a priority for my administration,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “We’re all about jobs, good jobs, throughout the county. With the Grow Cuyahoga Fund, Cuyahoga County’s partnership in the CAF program allows us to continue to lead the way as a place to grow and thrive for African American and other minority businesses which will help ensure our county remains a vibrant, healthy and welcoming place.” In addition to Cuyahoga County, Key Bank Foundation has made a long-term commitment to CAF and is the lead local funder. Other local funders include Cleveland Foundation, City of Cleveland, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, PNC Bank, and Fifth Third Bank “We are proud of our local funders who have met the challenge to support a program that offers a long term, sustainable solution for local African American and other minority entrepreneurs when pursing capital,” said Marsha Mockabee, President of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. “As we enter into our second century as an organization, CAF is one element of the Urban League’s strategic vision moving forward and will be a cornerstone for empowering minority business owners so that they can improve their entrepreneurial know-how, refine their plans for growth, and improve the communities in which they live.” For more information about CAF Founding Partners please visit their websites:


News Article | November 14, 2016
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HONOLULU, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM) announced that it has expanded availability of its ultra-fast 1 gigabit per second High-Speed Internet service to homes in Hawai‘i Island’s Puʻu Lani Ranch subdivision and the surrounding Puʻuanahulu area, using Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology. Hawaiian Telcom has been extending its broadband infrastructure on Hawaiʻi Island, an effort partially supported by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Connect America Fund (CAF). Initially launched in 2015, Hawaiian Telcom’s Fiber 1 Gig service is the fastest in Hawaiʻi and among the fastest in the nation. Today more than 125,000 homes and 5,600 businesses statewide are enabled for 1 gigabit per second service and Hawaiian Telcom continues to expand availability to new locations every month. “As Hawaiʻi’s Technology Leader and our state’s only local service provider, Hawaiian Telcom is committed to increasing speeds and expanding broadband access statewide,” said Scott Barber, President and CEO. “Puʻu Lani Ranch is our first 1 gigabit per second deployment using CAF Phase II support and we’re excited about the increased educational and economic opportunities that are now open to this community with Hawaiʻi’s fastest internet.” One gigabit per second, which is equal to 1,000 megabits per second, enables multiple connected devices to run bandwidth-intense applications like streaming video and online gaming simultaneously over a shared connection without sacrificing quality. “Studies have shown that there are at least eight Internet-connected devices in the average U.S. household today and that number is continuing to rise,” said Jason Fujita, Vice President – Consumer Sales and Marketing. “All of these bandwidth-hungry devices are pulling on the same broadband connection. With Hawaiian Telcom’s Fiber 1 Gig, you can operate all of your connected devices simultaneously without interruption.” Last year Hawaiian Telcom announced that it was awarded approximately $26 million in CAF Phase II support to deploy a minimum of 10 megabits per second downstream and 1 megabits per second upstream by the year 2020 to more than 11,000 unserved and underserved locations. Since 2015, with CAF Phase I support of approximately $1.4 million, Hawaiian Telcom successfully deployed High-Speed Internet to more than 1,800 locations on Hawaiʻi Island. These locations are within areas that include Ainaloa, Aliʻi Kane, Fern Acres, Fern Forest, Glenwood, Hawaiian Acres, Kaiwiki and Miloliʻi. Interested residents should visit hawaiiantel.com/Internet and key in their address to learn which services and speed tiers are available or call Hawaiian Telcom’s consumer sales center at (808) 643-3456. The FCC created CAF in 2011 by reforming its Universal Service Fund (USF), which consumers contribute to as a Federal Universal Service fee on their monthly telephone and wireless bills, in an effort to accelerate broadband deployment to the approximately 23 million Americans in rural populations that lack access. About Hawaiian Telcom Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM), headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawai‘i's technology leader, providing integrated communications, broadband, data center and entertainment solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawai‘i beginning in 1883, the Company offers a full range of services including Internet, video, voice, wireless, data network solutions and security, colocation, and managed and cloud services supported by the reach and reliability of its next generation fiber network and a 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom provides an Always OnSM customer experience. For more information, visit www.hawaiiantel.com.


FREMONT, California, February 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Actelis Networks, leading provider of high performance broadband solutions over hybrid fiber-copper networks, has been selected by Frontier Communication Corporation (NYSE: FTR) to further extend 10Mbps-20Mbps and CAF-II service...


News Article | February 24, 2017
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On behalf of thousands of small, competitive broadband providers serving more than 3 million customers across America, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is very disappointed by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) action today in adopting additional rules for the upcoming Connect America Fund (CAF II) auction. On a divided vote, the commissioners approved new guidelines for a “reverse auction” in which companies will bid to receive portions of a $2 billion fund to support voice and broadband deployment in under-served areas over the next 10 years. WISPA had major concerns about the FCC’s original approach, put forward in September 2015, because it favored specific broadband access technologies over others without regard to cost-effectiveness or speed of deployment; and it would have effectively barred bidders who proposed to use unlicensed spectrum to deliver broadband. Then, in May 2016, the FCC adopted a framework for the auction that reflected many of the features of a WISPA proposal that sought technology-neutral, cost-effective, performance-based rules. Today’s action went back in the wrong direction, adding features that will tend to favor the costliest technologies (fiber) over the most cost-effective (wireless). This approach will cost the Universal Service Fund more money to serve fewer homes and businesses. “Today’s decision is a squandered opportunity for the American taxpayer and rural Americans,” said Alex Phillips, president of WISPA. “This plan is digital favoritism, not digital empowerment.” “Rather than using the auction to drive competition and spur innovation, the FCC’s plan will disproportionately subsidize a particular access technology that large corporations have tried and abandoned in hard-to-reach areas due to excessive cost, slow deployment, and lack of demand. As a result, too many rural Americans will remain on the wrong side of the digital divide, and those who do get access will have to wait much longer to be connected to ‘Lamborghini’ service.” As the plan moves forward, WISPA will continue to work with the FCC and all stakeholders to advocate for a fair and balanced auction for the subsidies. About WISPA WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 800 members that support WISPA’s advocacy, education and other collaborative industry initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.wispa.org.


News Article | October 31, 2016
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued in the Colony American Finance 2016-2 (CAF 2016-2) securitization. This transaction will be the seventh multi-borrower, single-family rental (SFR) securitization issued in the US to date and the third issued by Colony American Finance. CAF 2016-2 is a $187.9 million multi-borrower SFR securitization that will be collateralized by 71 fixed-rate l


News Article | December 19, 2016
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MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--beIN SPORTS today announced recent ratings following the highly anticipated El Clásico matchup between LaLiga archrivals, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, which aired on December 3rd live from the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. The match was the number one program of the day on Spanish-language cable, driving beIN SPORTS en Español to be the number one Spanish-language cable network for Saturday, December 3rd. Due to successful World Cup Qualifier programming, beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español grew 27 percent and 14 percent respectively in November, both posting their best month since April. For more information, visit www.beINSPORTS.com. Follow us on Social Media: Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports network in the U.S. and is offered on the 10 largest cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA) and volleyball, among others. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. Thru beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

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