Hawaii Broadband Assistance Advisory Council

The Broadband Assistance Advisory Council (BAAC) was created to advise the director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) on policy and funding priorities to promote and encourage use of telework alternatives for public and private employees, and to expedite deployment of affordable and accessible broadband services in Hawaii.

Members of the Broadband Assistance Advisory Council were appointed by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. The members are:

Everett Kaneshige (BAAC Chair)
    State of Hawaii Chief Strategy Officer, Broadband

Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker
Sen. David Y. Ige
Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami
Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia,
     State of Hawaii Chief Information Officer
Kevin Dayton
     County of Hawaii
Dr. David Lassner
    University of Hawaii

Robert Barlow
    Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Ian Kitajima
    Oceanit
Sharene Urakami-Oyama
    AT&T 
Eric Yeaman
    Hawaiian Telcom



Note: BAAC member list current as of Feb. 2014.