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.

Numbers Snapshot

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

Startup Highlights

October 2014

Established Island Network, LLC, and formally separated from wholly-owned parent OPALCO

February 2015

Purchased 100% Equity in local ISP Rock Island

May 2015

Signed a joint venture agreement with T-Mobile to deploy fixed wireless and improve cell coverage throughout San Juan County

December 2015

First customers deployed LTE Fixed Wireless

May 2016

Complete repayment of initial $7.5M loan from OPALCO

December 2016

Annual Revenue of $2.3M

January 2017

Over $1.9M invested directly by customers to cover construction costs


37 LTE sites online now, 38 sites online by YE2021