Rock Island Offers Full Gigabit Internet Service

Fiber Customers Can Now Get 1,000 Mbps In Their Homes Rock Island Communications, the only provider of fiber-optic broadband in San Juan County, announced last Wednesday that gigabit Internet (1,000 Mbps) is now available to the home. “When we started our efforts just...

Monthly Fiber Update: December

In the Press…   Three good articles came out this week on the Rock Island movement. One of them was about the state of Net Neutrality and how a co-op is well suited to protect the rights of its Internet users. The other two were about Victoria Compton’s (of...

Monthly Fiber Update: November

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 you...

Monthly Fiber Update: September

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 islands....

Monthly Fiber Update: July

Here we go… The work to replace the decaying CenturyLink fiber cable that runs from San Juan to Lopez has begun in earnest. Take a deep breath… the moment has arrived. CenturyLink has been taking action in recent weeks to replace their fraying and decaying...

Monthly Fiber Update: April

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. Most...