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|
|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.