Rock Island News

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...

Rock Island Communications Talks Broadband

11:06 11 April in Rock Island News

by Leslie Kelly Sounder contributor Living on an island has its advantages. But sometimes there are disadvantages. And internet connection and speed are among them. Rock Island Communications, a division of OPALCO, Orcas Power & Light Cooperative, has plans to deal with that. Rock Island Communications is bringing fiber...

Support for OPALCO, Rock Island | Letter

10:10 11 April in Rock Island News

It is very sad when a resident of the San Juans writes a mean-spirited letter to the editor which promotes boycotting a local business that provides local jobs to hard-working people and provides a high quality, much needed service for myself and fellow islanders. As...

VP Mike Greene steps down from Rock Island

00:00 02 October in Rock Island News

Rock Island Communications founder Mike Greene, who has most recently been serving as vice president of technology, has announced that he will be leaving the company as of Oct. 15. When OPALCO purchased Rock Island in February, Greene stayed on to help with the transition, merging...