Written by Natalie Bannerman
University of Hawaiʻi (UH) and Ocean Networks (ONI) have formed a $120 million, public-private partnership to build a subsea cable system that will connect the Hawaiian Islands.
The new system called the Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link (HIFL), will enhance and expand high-speed broadband internet throughout the state.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Ocean Networks, Inc.,” said Garret Yoshimi, vice president of information technology and CIO at UH.
“The Ocean Networks team has significant industry experience, specifically working here in Hawaiʻi. It’s an honour for UH to play an important role in connecting Hawaiʻi to the future.”
The project is forms part of Connect Kākou, the state’s broadband initiative, an initiative of the Governor Josh Green’s administration.