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:
- Ensure ubiquitous access to world-class gigabit-per-second broadband service at affordable prices throughout Hawaii, without leaving behind our underserved communities.
- 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.
- Reduce Hawaii's barriers to global participation by promoting greater trans-pacific fiber connectivity and ensure equitable access for all our islands.
- Develop and implement a modern regulatory and permitting environment that supports and advances investment in broadband infrastructure and services for the public.