Crazy to read and think that Hawaii could lose internet connectivity... Two of the three cables that Hawaii relies on to keep data flowing are nearing the end of their useful lives and are in desperate need of repair but recent global and civil matters are causing a disruption in the repair.
The third is newer, but its ownership is tied up in a bankruptcy proceeding. 2 of the cables are 25 years old and one failed twice (requiring repair) in recent years. Facebook and Google, who have been laying the more modern undersea cables, bypassed Hawaii. The state's Internet access has been strained by lockdowns, telehealth, business scandals, and ageing technology.