STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1853

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.C.R. No. 27
                                     H.D. 2




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which
was referred H.C.R. No. 27, H.D. 1, entitled: 

     "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GREATER
     AVAILABILITY OF CABLE ACCESS AND ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS
     INFRASTRUCTURE IN REMOTE RURAL AREAS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to encourage
the government and the telecommunications industry to continue
their efforts to find cost-effective service solutions to provide
cable access and advanced telecommunications infrastructure in
remote rural areas of the State.

     GTE submitted testimony in support of the intent of this
measure, with a suggested amendment.  Oceanic Cablevision,
Hawaiian Cablevision, Hawaiian Cablevision of Hilo, and Sun
Cablevision of Hawaii (divisions of Time Warner Entertainment
Company, L.P.) submitted testimony indicating that their goals
and commitments are consistent with the goals enumerated in this
resolution.

     Your Committee has amended the bill to make a technical,
nonsubstantive amendment to correct a typographical error, as
suggested by GTE.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to
this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose

 
 
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of H.C.R. No. 27, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its
adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 27, H.D. 2.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Consumer
                                   Protection and Commerce,



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                                   RON MENOR, Chair