Fioptics is ultra-fast,
future-proof fiber internet.

And we’re making it happen today.

If you want great, choose fiber.
If you want awesome, choose Fioptics.

How do we love Fiber? Let us count the ways.

  1. More download bandwidth. Like, exponentially more. A fiber-optic cable has about 10,000 times more bandwidth than a traditional copper cable.
  2. Hawaii's fastest upload speeds. Upload speeds are what let you video chat without freezing. Fioptics upload speeds are up to seven times faster than the cable company’s.
  3. Resistance to interference. Unlike copper, fiber doesn’t conduct electricity. So it’s immune to interference from radio signals, cell towers, power lines, etc.
  4. Better ability to carry long distances. That translates into better performance.

Fioptics offers all those advantages, plus another huge one:

Fioptics is Hawaii’s only 100% fiber internet. Only Hawaiian Telcom brings the fiber into your home.

We call it “fiber over the last mile,” and it means a faster and more reliable way to access the internet.

Fioptics Facts

Data travels as light

These pulses of light go through strands of glass thinner than a human hair.

Incredible upload and download speeds

Fioptics can transmit more data at longer distances.

Fioptics is resistant

Glass doesn’t corrode like metal cables, and can withstand higher temperatures.

Fioptics is eco-friendly

Fiber-optic cables use much less energy to transmit data than metal cables do.


miles of Fioptics

Fioptics connects us to each other and the world.


Fioptics-enabled homes

Our network is constantly growing.

Hawaiian Telcom enables business too!

“We track 30,000 items from ship to warehouse in 9 locations. Now that we are moving into e-commerce, Fiber internet is even more important for us.”

Steven Ai, President, City Mill

“Teddy’s Bigger Burgers is totally connected. Fast, reliable Fiber connections from Hawaiian Telcom allow customers to order online, by app, phone, or on-screen in store!”

Rich Stula, Co-Owner, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

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Have a need for speed? Fioptics can deliver up to 10 times more than metal cables.

Fiber Videos

What is fiber?

Dive into the nitty-gritty of what fiber is and why it’s so amazing.

What are the advantages of Fioptics?

Ready to nerd out on the technical differences of the fiber we use for Fioptics? You’ve come to the right place.

How is Fiber different?

Ready to nerd out on the technical differences of Fiber? You’ve come to the right place.

How does the internet Pass Through the fiber

How do my emails, files, and websites get passed through Fiber?

The other guys stop short. We go all the way.

Because it has such an impact on your internet experience, we’re committed to bringing Fioptics Internet all the way to your home. Other providers use copper for that critical “last mile.”


Answers to the questions you want to know.

Is Fioptics really faster than Cable?

Fiber-optic internet services are faster compared to the cable network with a minimum download and upload speed of 300 Mbps. Many people can access Fioptics Internet at the same time without affecting the overall performance. This makes it ideal for high demand use that needs to stay constant, even during peak periods.

Is Fioptics more reliable than Cable?

Fiber-optic Internet access does not experience interruptions from electricity disruptions. You’ll still be able to access your fiber-optic network without electricity because the cables are made of glass and do not conduct electricity. This protects the cables from fluctuating power voltages and risk of fires. Since Fioptics Internet cannot be interrupted as easily as other types of Internet connectivity, it provides the most reliable and consistent service

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Hawaiian Telcom is the leader in providing Fiber-optic technology to the state of Hawaii.

Fioptics Connects What Matters

We go the extra mile for you. Literally.

Hawaiian Telcom has invested in the “last mile” – the lines that connect your home to the rest of our network. You’ll definitely feel the difference.

Oceans won’t keep us apart.

To help bring Hawai‘i the bandwidth we need, we’ve partnered in the Southeast Asia-U.S. (SEA-US) Trans-Pacific Fiber Submarine Cable System.


Learn to speak Fiber.

Check out this glossary of terms related to Fiber. Impress your friends with your new vocabulary.

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