‘Extra’ utility poles going away under $45M Hawaiian Telcom, HECO deal
By Andrew Gomes firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 2, 2018
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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.”