Hawaii Inter-Island Cable System

HICS or Hawaii Inter-Island Cable System is a fiber optic submarine telecommunications cable system linking together six of the eight main Hawaiian Islands with each other.[1]

Hawaii Inter-Island Cable System, HICS
Hawaiian Telcom
Landing points
Total length480 km
Design capacity2.5 Gbit/s
Date of first useJuly 1994

It has landing points[2] in:

It has a transmission capacity of 2.5 Gbit/s, and a total cable length of 298 miles (480 km). It started operation on July 20, 1994, and is operated and maintained by Hawaiian Telcom.


  1. ^ "LETTER: Hawai'i's Submarine Fiber-Optic Cables Reaching End of Life Span".
  2. ^ "HICS (Hawaii Inter-Island Cable System)".