Category: Business

Orcas Island TV coverage of businesses and business related events.

Orcas Island History: Orcas Island Airport

I’ve just learned that historylink.org have developed a historical perspective on the Orcas Island Airport. John Caldbick, published this article under creative commons license which allows any reproduction, so long as both the author and the organization are named. February…

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San Juan County Gigabit Fiber to the Home: Open Letter to Opalco Board

Dear Opalco Board Members, Privatizing the Opalco membership owned Fiber Optic Network is not recommended. Privatization will lead to narrow choices, higher prices and poor performance due to capital service requirements. Opalco’s Board should take the following steps. Establish a…

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Fiber to the Home: Recommendations to San Juan County Commissioners

Local Road Construction Requirements City-sponsored road construction projects that involve tearing up streets should include the requirement that underground conduit, for future use, be installed at the same time. We concur with Google’s recommendation Share via social networks. Tweet

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San Juan Islands and Google Gigabit Fiber Update

Last year, I delivered the San Juan Islands Gigabit Survey to Google in Mountain View. After a wonderful tour of their area, they explained that over 1100 communities had applied. Between 50,000 and 500,000 homes were to get Gigabit Fiber…

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3D Printing

It started a few years ago. About 10 as I recall. My first exposure to 3D printing was a seminar about 3D lithography. In this case an ultraviolet laser scans out a layer of an object on top of a…

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Eastsound Instruments

Little known outside of local residents is in the heart of Eastound next to the Post Office. You’ll have to scramble a bit to find it but it’s worth it. I spoke with the owner for a while this week.…

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About Orcas Island

I’m always on the lookout for the latest technology – and research tools. Information is the core of economic development. Understanding the resources communities have and their interests helps to define the kinds of information leaders can use to help…

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Aspen Green TV Receives Endorsement from Transportation

The major issues facing most communities as the work to raise their standards in clean air, water, transportation, medicines is how to pay for them. How does a community ordinarily pay for it these days? Over the last decade, more…

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Orcas Island Applies to FCC as Test Bed for Cellular and Broadband

This is awesome. “Test-Beds for Developmental Purposes. One idea for enabling further development and deployment opportunities for dynamic radios is to create one or more test-beds where such radios can operate subject to real world conditions. Share via social networks.…

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State Ferry Service Losing Money

The State known for unlimited income without taxes, announced on Monday that the State Transportation Commission no longer is authorized to raise ferry rates. Voters approved initiative 1053, which transferred that authority to the Legislature. The State Ferry system had…

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