Monthly Fiber Update: May

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 Now:

An email was sent to you from the OPALCO Election Coordinator on April 14th at 10:00 am (it came from [email protected]). Find that email and simply click the link inside to go to your online ballot. If you can’t find that email, simply click on the link below to have your credentials emailed to you again:

We are proud to be led by members of our own community. Thanks for supporting our future with your vote!

The OPALCO Annual Meeting is this Saturday Morning:

Join us at the OPALCO Annual Meeting this Saturday morning! The meeting takes place on the ferry – be sure to review the annual meeting travel schedule to see when the ferry will be coming to pick you up. You may want to arrive a little early to get registered.

Video: How We Got Here


We had a tremendous response to the video we sent out last month! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experiences with the Century Link fiber break of 2013. It was an event to remember.

The Rock Island of today has its genesis with this outage. We made this 10-minute video to share our history with you, and some of the stories that catalyzed a movement that has helped over 2,000 people get faster, more reliable Internet and phone service here in the islands.

Free Wifi at Ferry Landings


The next time you’re sitting at the Ferry Landing in Friday Harbor or Orcas, log onto our “Access Rock Island” Wifi network and see what you think (Lopez coming soon).

We recently rolled out new wireless hardware that should significantly improve free Wi-Fi at the ferry landings for locals and visitors alike. This new service is brought to you by Rock Island Communications, a wholly-owned subsidy of OPALCO. Log on and enjoy!

We appreciate your ongoing support; we couldn’t do this without you!

All our best,

The Rock Island Team