Orcas Power and Light Cooperative & Rock Island Communications

Why is this Case Important? The cost-sharing approach Rock Island has adopted, whereby groups or associations are assembled to share the network’s middle-mile deployment costs and individual homeowners or business operators pay last-mile costs, has numerous advantages...

Rock Island Helps Firefighters Save Stranded Cat

Agency cooperation and resources sharing helps our community stay strong. Rock Island responded to a call from Orcas Island Fire on Saturday morning, April 7, 2018, to assist in rescuing a cat. “Bea,” an 8-month-old kitten, had been stuck in a tree for...

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: 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...