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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.

Hawaii Inter-Island Cable System, HICS
Hawaiian Telcom
Landing points
Total length 480 km
Design capacity 2.5 Gbit/s
Date of first use July 1994

It has landing points in:

  • Lihue Terminal, Wailua Point, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Ko Olina Terminal, Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Koko Head Terminal, Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Kihei Terminal, Mokapu, Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Kawaihae Terminal, Spencer Beach, Island of Hawaii, U.S.A.

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.