Honolulu joined Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Atlanta as recipients of Mobilitie’s “Connected City Award” in 2018. The award is given to cities “leading the way on policies that support wireless technology,” according to a statement issued by the city.
“By authorizing partnerships between small cell providers, such as Mobilitie, and city agencies, we are pleased to promote improved connectivity through the use of city infrastructure’” said Carol Fukunaga, Honolulu City Council member. “I’m also gratified to see the first small cell built in downtown Honolulu, where it will serve a wide range of my District 6 constituents and visitors.”
The City Council approved an authorizing resolution in April 2018, allowing Mobilitie to attach small cell facilities to city-owned streetlights. The first small cell street light attachment was built in June on Bishop Street, paving the way for the deployment of roughly 60 additional sites around O’ahu.
“The City and County of Honolulu has been committed to the development of advanced wireless infrastructure that serves the residents, visitors and businesses in Hawaii,” said Mobilitie President/CEO Christos Karmis.
September 21, 2018