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‘Extra’ utility poles going away under $45M Hawaiian Telcom, HECO deal

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    In the past, HECO and Hawaiian Telcom have used separate poles for their own lines. They have now agreed to share every pole. As a result, 14,000 poles will be removed. A HECO pole and a shorter Hawaiian Telcom pole stand along Farrington Highway in Waipahu.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “In the nearly 100 years since the first joint pole agreement, our businesses and maintenance practices have changed dramatically.”

    Alan Oshima

    Hawaiian Electric president and CEO

Unnecessary utility poles are all over Hawaii because two companies that share most of them often disagree about their responsibilities. Now that problem has been resolved. Read more

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