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 are appointed by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. The members are:

Catherine Awakuni Colón (BAAC Chair)
    Director, State of Hawaii Department of 
    Commerce & Consumer Affairs

Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran
Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker
Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson
Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Douglas Murdock
     State of Hawaii Office of Enterprise 
     Technology Services 
Mike McCartney
     State of Hawaii Department of Business, 
     Economic Development & Tourism
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Scott Uehara
     County of Hawaii Department of Information 
Tony Velasco
     City and County of Honolulu Department of 
     Information Technology

Bryan Ito
Gregg Fujimoto
    Spectrum Oceanic, LLC
Hawaiian Telcom, Inc.
Wendee Hilderbrand
    Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc.

Authorizing Statutes

Act 199 (Establishes the BAAC – SLH 2010)
Act 151 (Administrative amendment to Act 199 – SLH 2011)
Act 23 (Amends BAAC membership and other administrative amendments – SLH 2016)


BAAC Meeting Minutes


Report on House Concurrent Resolution No. 189, H.D. 1, S.D. 1 – 2015

Capacity Building Project Plan 2013 – 2015 (PDF)

Broadband Adoption Market Research – Residential Survey Findings – 2014 (PDF)

Broadband Adoption Market Research – Small Business Survey Findings – 2014 (PDF)

Reports to the BAAC

2012: Broadband Adoption Game Plan Special report from the Broadband Adoption Work Group

2013: Adoption Work Group Report

2014: Adoption Work Group Report

2012: Permitting Work Group Report

2013: Permitting Work Group Report

2014: Permitting Work Group Report

2016: Permitting Work Group Report