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RURAL BROADBAND MAPPING INITIATIVE
Ensuring Digital Equity Across Hawaiʻi
To better inform the extent of broadband coverage at a household level, this project will utilize ʻAuamo Collaborativeʻs extended network to gather data on broadband access in rural communities across Hawai`i by deploying community members to monitor quality of coverage, ability to access broadband services, and gauge broadband utility.
Providing a clear map of actual vs. claimed coverage will better address the needs of communities by informing policy efforts that aim to create community-led solutions. The map will allow us to better address the needs of communities who do not have broadband access and no infrastructure to allow access to existing services. The data will inform efforts towards creative solutions in creating community networks, advocacy for underserved communities, as well as providing a snapshot of what community members need access for.
Partners:, Kamehameha Schools, Papa Ola Lōkahi-tbc, Internet Society, State Office Of Planning GIS, University of Hawaii JABSOM, Hawaiʻi Green Growth, and additional partners to be determined.