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Hawaii Ocean Cable to Tahiti

New fiber optic cable laid out between the Big Island and Tahiti.
March 05, 2010

Hawaii Ocean Cable to Tahiti

By Mark Harbison

The first submarine cable to link Tahiti to Hawaii  has just reached its destination on the Big Island. It's also the first such cable between the U.S. and Tahiti and marks a great improvement in communication services throughout Bora Bora, Raiatea, Huahine, Moorea and Tahiti including more affordable international broadband Internet services for those lucky islands.

The cable which lies between French Polynesia and the Big Island is 3,107 miles long with a depth of 19,500 feet in some areas. It runs to Ohaiula (Spencer Beach) in Kawaihae on the Big Island.

This is a fiber optic cable which will allow high speed Internet connectivity between the U.S. and French Polynesia. Vice president of the government of French Polynesia Edouard Fritch has expressed high expectations for what the cable will bring, including advances in distance learning, scientific research, cultural exchange, etc.

Considering the significant investment of $108.4 million that was required of the project, it's fair to expect significant returns. It has taken about five years to reach completion.

To some, Hawaii may just seem isolated. Our island chain is located in the middle of the Pacific after all, and far from any other island chains. But this has made it an invaluable strategic spot for so many purposes that its location and great beauty have made it a subject of envy for many, both on a national and personal level. Those of us who live here should be reminded of how lucky we are, and those who don't live here should consider it!


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Blogs for March 2010

Beautiful Two Bedroom Maui Condo in Wailea

Posted on March 26, 2010
Beautiful Two Bedroom Maui Condo in Wailea

By Mark Harbison

This week, we wanted to share one of our listings with you. This is a wonderful two bedroom, two bathroom condo in Wailea, which is a beautiful area that lies along Maui's south shore.

First of all, if you aren't familiar with south… Continue Reading

Inaugural Valley To The Sea Maui Half Marathon

Posted on March 19, 2010
Inaugural Valley To The Sea Maui Half Marathon

By Mark Harbison

The Inaugural Valley To The Sea half marathon/5k will benefit efforts to re-establish native Hawaiian plants on Maui. The Helekunihi Cultural Foundation (HCF) will be the recipients of this support as they are leaders in Hawaiian restoration.

The HCF was founded… Continue Reading

South Maui Sustainability Meeting

Posted on March 12, 2010
South Maui Sustainability Meeting

By Mark Harbison

If you follow the news on Maui, you'll already be aware that South Maui is in the process of a transformation involving long-term and continuous efforts to become more sustainable as a community.

There has been a particularly large push to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.… Continue Reading

Hawaii Ocean Cable to Tahiti

Posted on March 05, 2010
Hawaii Ocean Cable to Tahiti

By Mark Harbison

The first submarine cable to link Tahiti to Hawaii  has just reached its destination on the Big Island. It's also the first such cable between the U.S. and Tahiti and marks a great improvement in communication services throughout Bora Bora, Raiatea, Huahine, Moorea and… Continue Reading

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