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.

Island community Members

Combined miles of fiber optic cable installed

islands served

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