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Governor to Announce Hawai’i Broadband Initiative

August 23, 2011, 7:16 AM HST
* Updated August 23, 8:38 PM
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By Wendy Osher

High tech Hawaii. Photo by Wendy Osher

Governor Neil Abercrombie this afternoon is expected to announce the state’s Broadband Initiative.

The governor has identified affordable access to ultra high-speed broadband capabilities as a priority for Hawaiʻi residents.

According to the National Academy of Sciences, broadband capability can do as much to drive innovation, the economy, and job creation in the 21st century as the telephone, interstate highways, and air travel did in the 20th century.

Today’s announcement will be made in coordination with representatives from the University of Hawaiʻi , state civil defense, and several telecommunications companies.

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*** Further details are now posted at the following link: Maui Participates in Launch of Hawaii Broadband Initiative

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