Author: Dan Burke

Monthly Fiber Update: May

14:38 01 May in Fiber Updates

Don't Forget to Vote!   There are two seats currently open for the OPALCO Board for District 1 (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands). Voting ends this Thursday at 10:30 am. Cast your vote and help shape the future of both OPALCO and Rock Island. Vote Online...

T-Mobile/Rock Island Retail Rep, Friday Harbor

10:31 21 April in Jobs

Job Summary • This position is primarily responsible for working in the Friday Harbor Rock Island/T-Mobile retail store Responsibilities • Work as a T-Mobile customer as a Retail Sales Associate • Help customers understand T-Mobile and Rock Island products and programs • Utilize the appropriate systems to manage customer records,...

Monthly Fiber Update: April

09:49 19 April in Fiber Updates

CenturyLink is at the Root   Tracking and reporting on the state of the Century Link submarine fiber cable this year has brought us back to our roots. In fact, the current iteration of Rock Island has its genesis with the Century Link fiber break of 2013....

OUTAGE UPDATE: Email Outage

12:25 10 April in Service Updates

Resolution: Target for restoration is 1pm, April 10, 2017 The amount of delayed mail has reduced by 70% now, and we expect the remainder of delayed mail to be processed within the hour. We apologize for any inconvenience. We expect no further delays....

OUTAGE: Email Outage This Weekend and Today

10:16 10 April in Service Updates

Outage Start: Friday, April 7,  Approximately  8:02am. Resolution: Still active as of 10am April 10, 2017 Due to a hardware failure last Friday, some users have been experiencing intermittent Rock Island email delivery of varying degrees. Some hosted domains have been affected by this outage as well....

Yesterday’s Privacy Vote

10:59 29 March in Service Updates

This week the House and the Senate killed an upcoming FCC ruling. That ruling would have required Internet providers to ask you for your permission to sell your browsing data. Currently, there are few protections about selling your data in place, and given yesterday's legislation,...

San Juan Islands in Washington State

15:47 23 March in Rock Island News

Successful Rural Fiber Broadband Deployment Too many rural areas in America still have slow broadband service. San Juan Islands (Washington State) used to have only DSL (1 Mbps) service provided by CenturyLink, and spotty cellular phone coverage from AT&T and Verizon. Recently, however, Orcas Power and...

Monthly Fiber Update: March

08:36 15 March in Fiber Updates

Lopez Island LTE Complete   Not too long ago, we drove our trucks onto Lopez soil with the intent of making it safer for locals and visitors, and to bring much-needed Internet services to islanders, including businesses in the village. Believe it or not, for years, businesses...