Fiber Overview

The Current State of High-Speed Internet Rural Communities Left Behind Bandwidth requirements continue to increase as modern technology advances and services move to the cloud. Currently, the average broadband speed nationwide is over 50 Mbps and rising while non-Rock...

Fiber Glossary

Rock Island Communications: A locally owned and operated Internet Service Provider (ISP) serving the San Juan Islands. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OPALCO with the express mission of providing San Juan County with the highest level of broadband service...

Rock Island’s Fiber Broadband Initiative

Find out how Rock Island can bring truly high-speed broadband to your home or business and enable you to harness the speed of light. This section of the site will help you understand: The current state of high-speed Internet in San Juan County Why you need fiber-optic...

Fiber Basics – Fiber Optics 101

What is Fiber Optic Cable? The “fiber” part of fiber optics refers to tiny strains of glass fibers that are bundled together in cables. These fibers are made out of carefully spun glass tubes that are used to transmit light pulses. At one end of the cable, a small...

The Story of High Speed Internet in San Juan County

Rural communities left behind Bandwidth requirements continue to increase as modern technology advances and services move to the cloud. Currently, the average broadband speed nationwide is nearly 20 Mbps and rising while San Juan County speeds are less than half of...