Governor Abercrombie

On June 21, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie
signed into law new legislation that signified the
first step in expanding broadband in Hawaii... 

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  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.