Broadband benefits for the San Juan Islands

Welcome to Island Network!

Island Network, a division of Orcas Power and Light Cooperative, offers reliable, high-speed broadband service to OPALCO members in supported locations – since 2001. This service utilizes OPALCO’s fiber optic network, which has been created to manage our electric system. OPALCO is expanding this power grid control backbone to connect more devices in our electric grid, and this will allow Island Network to make more connections available to more members as the expansion proceeds.

Is my location supported?

Island Network connections are available in locations that are close to OPALCO’s fiber optic infrastructure. Currently, this includes most of Friday Harbor, Eastsound and Lopez Village, and a few other areas close to existing fiber optic lines.

To see where our service is available today, visit our Service Locations page. To see maps of our future plans, visit our Expansion Plans page.

How does it work?

New connections to Island Network broadband service are established the same way as new connections to OPALCO’s electric system:

  • To begin service, the connecting member pays a one-time “Connection Cost,” which is the cost of extending the network to the customer’s location from the closest backbone access point. This cost will vary depending on the customer’s location.
  • Once connected, the member pays for the service monthly, at the cost of service.

If you would like to request Island Network broadband service, click here to fill out a form and we will tell you if service is available at your location. If it is, we’ll estimate your Connection Cost.

Thank you for you interest in Island Network broadband!

Want to Connect?

Click to fill out an interest form. If your location can connect today, we’ll estimate your Connection Cost, and help you get started.

If our service isn’t yet available at your location, we’ll keep you on our list, and we’ll notify you when it is.


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Questions or Comments?

We hope you will find the information you need on this website.

Please contact us if you still have questions – or would like to leave a comment.

We want to hear from you!