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It should be a big milestone.423:54, 10 March 2014
Approval of the Proposal922:44, 7 March 2014

It should be a big milestone.

I think TPC-1 is worthy of being an IEEE Milestone. Before TPC-1 short wave transmission technology was used for telecommunications between Japan and US and a small number of voice channels were available and they were not always stable. In that sense TPC-1 really opened up a way toward broadband telecommunications between Japan and US and it should be a big milestone.

Shigeyuki.akiba04:45, 3 March 2014
 

I support the milestone. I would favor shortening or substituting the last sentence of the citation and in place emphasizing the historical / technological significance.

Djkemp11:57, 8 March 2014
 

How about the following updated Citation?

The first transpacific undersea coaxial telephone cable linking Japan, Hawaii and the US Mainland was completed in 1964. It was a joint project among American Telephone and Telegraph, Hawaiian Telephone Company, and Kokusai Denshin Denwa. Service over this communication bridge was inaugurated on 19 June 1964 by President Lyndon B Johnson and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda. TPC-1 improved communication between Asia and U.S.A./Europe, and contributed to submarine cable technologies. (69 words)

Kuwazuru (proposer)

Masakuni Kuwazuru09:47, 9 March 2014
 

I noted "TPC-1" Proposal is now "Ready for Board of Directors Action". How about the Citation? Shall I replace the the wording at Proposal by the above updated Citation (as of 9 March) in this Discussion? Kuwazuru (Proposer)

Masakuni Kuwazuru23:26, 10 March 2014
 

Sorry. I now find the Citation at Proposal has been updated based on Discussion. Thank you for the approval by the Historry Committee members. Kuwazuru (Proposer)

Masakuni Kuwazuru23:54, 10 March 2014
 
 

Approval of the Proposal

As Advocate of the Proposal, I approve.

Hiro Kawamoto

Kawamoto05:22, 7 February 2014
 

I like the proposal and the concept of having matching plaques at both ends. I have some suggestions for the citation:

The first transpacific undersea telephone cable linking Japan, Hawaii and the US Mainland was completed in 1964. It was a joint project among American Telephone and Telegraph, Hawaiian Telephone Company, and Kokusai Denshin Denwa. Service over the new cable was inaugurated on 19 June 1964 by President Lyndon B Johnson and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda, as they exchanged a congratulatory telephone call on the completion of this communication bridge between Asia and America.

Feisel21:29, 16 February 2014
 

Dear Mr. Feisel, Thank you, and as the Proposer, I agree to your advice. However, your sentence has 73 words. Though I am not sure how strict the 70 words limit, I amend as below:

The first transpacific undersea telephone cable linking Japan, Hawaii and the US Mainland was completed in 1964. It was a joint project among American Telephone and Telegraph, Hawaiian Telephone Company, and Kokusai Denshin Denwa. Service over this cable was inaugurated on 19 June 1964 by President Lyndon B Johnson and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda, by exchanging a congratulatory telephone call on this communication bridge between Asia and America.

(68 words)

Kuwazuru (Proposer)

Masakuni Kuwazuru12:49, 20 February 2014
 

Dear Mr. Kuwazaru,

I like your version very much.

Lyle Feisel

Feisel13:20, 20 February 2014
 
 

I fully concur with Lyle. This is worthy of being an IEEE Milestone.

Tbickart16:28, 18 February 2014
 

Thank you for your approval. Kuwazuru (Proposer)

Masakuni Kuwazuru12:39, 20 February 2014
 

It appears some of the location and sponsor information is missing?

Lise Johnston00:24, 28 February 2014
 

Dear Johnston-san, "File: TPC-1 IEEE OwnerLetters(1).pdf" contains the information of both KDDI and Hawaiian Telcom as the land owners. "File: TPC-1 IEEE SectionChairLetters.pdf" contains the information of both IEEE Tokyo Section and Hawaii Section. I will try to split these letters on GHN website. Kuwazuru (Proposer)

Masakuni Kuwazuru08:57, 28 February 2014
 

This is Kuwazuru (Proposer). I have updated the Proposal; (1) Citation [based on the Dicussions], (2) Historical significance, Obstacles, Features [polishing English], (3) one additional Supporting document. PDFs of owner letter and section chair letter include both Japan and Hawaii.

Masakuni Kuwazuru14:11, 28 February 2014
 

I fully support this milestone and I really like the idea of putting one at each end of the cable. The claims are valid based on my knowledge of this subject and the supporting citations. --Dave Bart

Jbart6422:44, 7 March 2014