Sorry Hawaii is not in the bandwidth game. But I would suggest that our State legislatures should start that initiatives to push this issue to the top! All new development should also be considering the usage of Fiber Optics in all aspects of building, such as FTTP or FTTH.
Today’s cable companies uses EPON (ethernet PON) as part of the DOCSIS provisioning specifications. DSL has its similar specification and bandwidth limitations.
However with optical networks we will be leap-froging that EPON to GPONs(G.984) – gigabit passive optic networks are the best access points to consider when developing each break points. There are amazing highly flexible glass and plastic fiber optics that is way lower cost than pulling copper wires. And full fiber optics to ethernet technology has already exceeded(10GPON, G.987) 10g, 40g, 100gig interfaces and available now.
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