Spencer Beach Cable Landing Station lies along the Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kawaihae, in the northwest coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The landing site is within the Samuel M Spencer Beach Park, about 4 Km away from the terminal station. The Spencer Beach Cable Landing Station was built by GTE Hawaiian Tel (then known as Verizon Hawaii) as the cable landing station for the Souther Cross Cable Network and other inter-island submarine cables.

There is another cable landing station near Spencer Beach, the Kawaihae Cable Landing Station which is now owned by Hawaiian Telecom (formerly known as GTE Hawaiian Tel).

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Station Name:

  • Spencer Beach Cable Landing Station, or Spencer Beach CLS


Station Owner:

  • Hawaiian Telcom / Verizon Hawaii / GTE Hawaiian Tel


Available Backhaul Providers:

  • Hawaiian Telcom / Verizon 


Submarine Cable Systems:


About Hawaiian Telcom / Verizon Hawaii / GTE Hawaiian Tel :

Hawaiian Telcom, Inc., is the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) or dominant local telephone company, serving the state of Hawaii. 

In 1967, Connecticut-based GTE Corp. acquired Hawaiian Telephone and renamed it GTE Hawaiian Tel.

In 2000, GTE Hawaiian Tel became Verizon Hawaii after the merger of GTE with New York-based Bell Atlantic, forming Verizon Communications.

In 2004, Verizon Communications finalized a deal to sell Verizon Hawaii to the Washington, D.C.-based investment firm The Carlyle Group.

In 2005, Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. was formed by The Carlyle Group, following its purchase of the Hawaiian Telecom Inc. assets of Verizon Communications.

In 2012, Hawaiian Telcom completed the acquisition of Wavecom Solutions, the former owner of the Kawaihae Cable Landing Station.