• For a state as isolated as Hawaii, high-speed Internet can be transformative. It connects families, businesses and institutions – between the islands and with the rest of the world. It spurs economic development, fosters innovation and gives current and future generations a competitive edge. 
  • "Our goal is to provide universal access to affordable, ultra high-speed Internet by 2018. The target is a statewide connection of one gigabit per second, an increase of 200 times faster than today’s typical household connection."
  • - Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawaii

     

     
  • Hawaii Broadband... 

       

    • fosters innovation 
    • enhances multimedia
    • cultivates new learning techniques 
    • strengthens public safety 
    • improves healthcare 
    • increases government efficiency 
    • spurs job creation 
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  • Hawaii Broadband is on track (Accomplishments to date)

       

    • Utilizing approximately $33.6 million of federal monies received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Hawaii has launched an effort to be the first state in the nation with one gigabit per second broadband connectivity at every public school, public library, and public university and college campus. 
    • Hawaii was selected as a Rural Health Care Pilot Project by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Titled the Pacific Broadband Telehealth Demonstration Project (PBTDN), it enables improved health care through high-speed connections for telehealth and medical education throughout the state.