Administrator’s Message

Aloha and welcome!

The Cable Television Division (CATV) supports the DCCA Director in the issuance of cable television franchises, regulation of cable television operators consistent with federal law, and facilitation of expanded access and use of broadband services. CATV’s primary regulatory function is to assess the capabilities of a franchise applicant, gather public comment, and evaluate whether the issuance, renewal, or transfer of a cable television franchise to that applicant for the proposed service area is in the public interest.

CATV continues to ensure that the issued cable franchise serves the public interest through its duration by monitoring and enforcing the requirement that the cable operator provide safe, adequate, and reliable service in accordance with an issued franchise order and all applicable laws. CATV also works to leverage franchise benefits for the public and the State in order to provide enhanced communication capabilities and diversity of information sources through, among other things, support of public television; designation of organizations that can provide public, educational, or governmental (PEG) access programming; and requirements for data and communications interconnection of state and county government and educational facilities.

Please visit CATV’s home page for more information on the State’s cable television franchises and on public access services. We also invite you to visit our broadband home page for information and resources on broadband deployment and access as well as additional consumer information on internet services and digital learning on the Consumer Information Page.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding activities under CATV’s purview, please contact us by phone at (808) 586-2620 or by email at [email protected].

Randy M. Leong
Cable Television Administrator