Uncertain Future for High Speed Internet Access in Hawaii

Jun 26, 2018

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Do you know where your internet comes from? Yesterday on The Conversation we heard about how next-generation 5G wireless networks will eventually come to communities in Hawaii. But those local high-speed networks aren’t worth much without a high-speed connection to the global internet. And that comes from a vast network of undersea cables crisscrossing the globe.

Today we continue the conversation between our producer Ryan Finnerty and Burt Lum, Chief Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative. As he tells it, Hawaii needs to be proactive to avoid being bypassed by future high-speed internet cables.