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Fiber: backbone of a better economy | As I See It

  • Today at 12:00PM

There are major challenges ahead in the process of planning broadband services and delivering them to a wide audience in San Juan County. The nature of business relationships between OPALCO and other network service providers (such as Rock Island Internet) need careful thought and discussion.

 

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Journal political cartoon; April 9 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

Candidates Corner: Vince Dauciunas | Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41AM

I approve the ongoing projects that OPALCO is undertaking to maintain and improve our grid system. This includes extending the current fiber optic communication network, and adding new automated devices to increase safety, improve efficiency, and integrate additional local generating capacity.

Rainy days: from sprinkles to storms | Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 5:00AM

Part 3: Storm water, septic tanks, on-site sewage treatment & disposal systems

Candidates Corner: Glenna Hall | Guest Column

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 4:56PM

Rural places need workable connectivity even more than do urban areas. The ability to reach the outside world levels the economic playing field and creates jobs. It gives island kids reasons to stay where they were brought up and keep young, fresh ideas here. Lack of connectivity can cripple tourism.

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