Hawaii Broadband defines the standard for the next-generation high-speed broadband that will provide everyone in Hawaii access to 1 gigabit Internet at an affordable price. The strategy is to be community driven with private entities working in concert with public agencies to grow our island state into a world leader in the digital economy.


Governor Abercrombie has provided the vision for Hawaii to be the first state to define 1 gigabit universal access.


The goals for Hawaii Broadband:


  1. Ensure ubiquitous access to world-class gigabit-per-second broadband service at affordable prices throughout Hawaii, without leaving behind our underserved communities.
  2. Increase the use of high-speed broadband services and applications for economic development, health care, education, public safety, governmental efficiency and civic engagement while reducing the digital divide that leaves some citizens behind.
  3. Reduce Hawaii's barriers to global participation by promoting greater trans-pacific fiber connectivity and ensure equitable access for all our islands.
  4. Develop and implement a modern regulatory and permitting environment that supports and advances investment in broadband infrastructure and services for the public.

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