Fiber Updates

Monthly Fiber Update: November 2018

11:28 15 November in Fiber Updates

A New Eligibility List Is Here We've updated the LTE Eligibility Search tool on our website. This means you may now be eligible for service if you're not already a customer. Check your address on our eligibility search page. One-out-of-three homes/businesses in the county have tried our LTE...

Monthly Fiber Update: September 2018

09:06 24 September in Fiber Updates

A Fixed Wireless Explosion   We have been talking A LOT about the benefits of our LTE Fixed Wireless product this summer. Why? Because our mission is to get as many people faster Internet as we can while we build out our fiber plant. Fiber has always been...

Monthly Fiber Update: August 2018

17:25 19 September in Fiber Updates

Speed up your Internet connection with Rock Island's LTE Fixed Wireless service.   We're waiving our $50 activation fee for the month of August – you just pay your monthly rate plan and that's it. Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! Seasonal rates starting...

Monthly Fiber Update: June 2018

13:06 20 June in Fiber Updates

YES – It's Working!   The blue dots are new fiber customers joining Rock Island’s gig-capable fiber Internet service. The black dots are new LTE Fixed Wireless customers connecting. We connected our first fiber customers mid-2015, and our first LTE Fixed Wireless customers in December of 2015. Since...

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...