The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on Hawaiian Telcom’s proposed purchase of Honolulu-based Wavecom Solutions Corp. for $13 million.
The acquisition would give Hawaiian Telcom access to Wavecom’s fiber optic network that connects the main Hawaiian islands. Wavecom, formerly known as Pacific Lightnet Inc., serves more than 1,700 customers statewide.
Hawaiian Telcom officials said in their FCC application that gaining access to the 400-mile undersea cable network would allow the company to extend the reach of its next generation broadband and video services beyond Oahu to the neighbor islands. The move would “enhance” Hawaiian Telcom’s ability to compete with Oceanic Time Warner, the predominate cable television provider in the state, according to Hawaiian Telcom.
The deadline to file comments is Sept. 4. Comments may be filed electronically at http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/ under docket number 12-206.