Fiber Updates

Monthly Fiber Update: May 2018

11:48 11 May in Fiber Updates

Gig Internet is Here! You can now get 1,000 megabits per second in your home! When we started this fiber effort about three years ago, the average Internet speeds in the county were between 2–4 Mbps download, and about .5 Mbps upload. Few had more; many had less....

Monthly Fiber Update: January 2018

14:36 24 January in Fiber Updates

Your Wi-Fi Upgrade is Here!   Wi-Fi has become a critical part of your home network. Your laptops, smartphones, tablets, webcams, smart tv’s, and even your thermostats may be connecting to your Rock Island Internet service via Wi-Fi. We don’t think about the increasing number of devices that...

Monthly Fiber Update: November

09:13 15 November in Fiber Updates

How Are We Doing?   Well, we think pretty good. Just about three years ago the fiber movement of today came into existence. Since then, we have been transitioning people off slow and unreliable DSL – and onto our blazing-fast fiber or LTE Fixed Wireless services. If...

Monthly Fiber Update: September

09:13 05 September in Fiber Updates

Huge Capacity is Ours! The road is now clear for a fiber-optic superhighway. With the threat of a wide-scale Internet outage behind us now, we turn our sights on the new OPALCO submarine cable being installed in the next few weeks between San Juan and Lopez...

Monthly Fiber Update: June

13:26 19 June in Fiber Updates

A Tough Week for CenturyLink   If you lost your CenturyLink phone or Internet connection this weekend, you were not alone. CenturyLink had a massive, multi-state outage that affected San Juan County, but also major cities like Las Vegas, Omaha, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle, Apopka, Portland, and...

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...

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....