In the late 1990s, I had the privilege of working with the State of Hawaii to help push the State to accelerate its rollout of high speed internet connections for their schools.
Although I was born and grew up in Silicon Valley, the Filipino side of my family all lived in Hawaii. I was concerned about this state’s understanding of how important the internet would be for their education systems. I admit my concern was a bit selfish as I had many nieces and nephews in the Hawaii school system. I wanted them to have the same accessibility to the internet that had already become prevalent in California and other states on the mainland by the year 2000.