FCC Expands Broadband to Ha‘ikū, Hāna, Olowalu

May 18, 2019, 1:42 PM HST · Updated May 19, 11:26 AM
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The Federal Communications Commission announced that Hawaiian Telcom will receive $18.1 million over 10 years to expand high-speed broadband access to 3,936 under-served locations across the most rural areas of Hawai‘i.

On Maui, broadband rural access will expand to the areas of Haʻikū, Hāna and Olowalu.

“Broadband access opens doors,” said Senator Schatz, lead Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet. “This investment will help people in Hawai‘i’s most rural areas access health care, do their homework, make a living and more.”

Areas Hawaiian Telcom plans to expand broadband service to include:

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Maui

  • Haʻikū
  • Hāna
  • Olowalu

 

Oʻahu

  • Kahuku
  • Mālaekahana

 

Hawaiʻi Island

  • Hawaiian Acres
  • Hawaiian Ocean View Estates
  • Kohala
  • Laupāhoehoe
  • Orchidland
  • Pepeekeo

 

Kauaʻi 

  • Hanapepe
  • Kilauea
  • Kōkeʻe
  • Kekaha
  • Waimea

 

Molokaʻi

  • Kaunakakai
  • ʻUalapuʻe

 

Lānaʻi

  • Lānaʻi City

 

This funding is being authorized through the FCC’s The Connect America Fund Phase II auction, a 10-year program intended to close the digital divide in rural America.

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