7/24/23 – Atmospheric Interference

The unusually strong rainshadow this afternoon is causing periodic interruptions on some of our backbone radio links that transfer traffic to parts of Orcas and some of the outer islands.  Normally our radios can adjust to prolonged rainfall, but the steady increase in rainfall is hindering their attempts to compensate.  We are monitoring these links and making adjustments where able to maintain a functional level of throughput.

The rain is forecasted to last until around 9 pm.

6/15/23 – Outage on Orcas Island

A little earlier this afternoon one of broadcast locations that serves the greater Eastsound area became unresponsive.  We are currently investigating the cause of the issue and are working to restore connectivity to affected customers.

5/16/23 – Outage on Saturna Island

The power is down on Saturna Island, affecting our broadcasters that serve customers across Saturna.  Local power crews are working on the problem, and we are monitoring their progress to ensure our system comes back up when power is restored.

5/2/23 – Outage on Saturna Island

Onsite power work has taken down one of our broadcasters that serves customers on Saturna Island and Stuart Island.  The work is anticipated to conclude within the next hour.  We will be monitoring our connections to ensure they all resume operation when the power is restored.