Building the future
Rock Island Communications provides modern, scalable and reliable broadband services to homes and businesses in San Juan County. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative. Started in 1996, Rock Island has been serving the interests of our local community for over 20 years.
Our latest mission involves deploying fiber-optic broadband to homes and businesses, lighting up a T-Mobile LTE network countywide, and enabling our county’s first responders to communicate in hard-to-reach-places. No small feat indeed. Five years into this project we are still connecting our community to our fiber network at a record pace.
Contact us today to get connected.
Proudly serving 5,890 members of our island community
520 combined miles of fiber optic cable installed
20+ islands served
34 dedicated full time employees
Established Island Network, LLC, and formally separated from wholly-owned parent OPALCO
Purchased 100% Equity in local ISP Rock Island
Signed a joint venture agreement with T-Mobile to deploy fixed wireless and improve cell coverage throughout San Juan County
First customers deployed LTE Fixed Wireless
Complete repayment of initial $7.5M loan from OPALCO
Annual Revenue of $2.3M
Over $1.9M invested directly by customers to cover construction costs
37 LTE sites online now, 38 sites online by YE2021