One Step Closer to Island Wide Broadband


Orcas Power and Light Cooperative announced Thursday its purchase of Friday Harbor-based Rock Island Communications.

Rock Island will merge its staff, infrastructure and operations with OPALCO to deliver modern, scalable and reliable broadband services for homes and businesses in San Juan County.

“The full transition may take a little time,” OPALCO General Manager Foster Hildreth, “but we can hit the ground running, thanks to the tireless efforts of Gerry Lawlor, who will serve as the executive vice president of Rock Island.”

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