Business / In Brief • Jan. 4, 2013

Verizon’s ‘4G LTE’ improves coverage

New cellphone sites in Maui County have upgraded telecommunications for Verizon Wireless customers, the company reported.

Having improved “4G LTE” coverage, the cell sites were installed last year in Paia and Haiku on Maui; at Manele Bay and Lanai City on Lanai; and at Molokai Airport, Hoolehua and Maunaloa on Molokai, according to an announcement.

The upgraded facilities make calling, downloading apps and surfing the Web easier and faster for Verizon customers, the company said. The improvements are part of the company’s investment in improving and strengthening its wireless network.


Firm eyeing Hokulia to finish subdivision

KAILUA-KONA – A real estate investment firm is putting together a deal to buy Hokulia and finish the luxury subdivision on the Big Island’s Kona coast.

SunChase Holdings, based in Phoenix and Sacramento, is planning on buying 52 lots from The Club at Hokulia and the Hokulia Community Association. John Shaw, The Club’s general manager, told West Hawaii Today that SunChase plans on finishing the project.

One of the biggest issues facing the project has been the completion of the Mamalahoa bypass. The original developer vowed to build the bypass from Keauhou to Napoopoo more than a decade ago, but various lawsuits delayed the work.