Archive for OPALCO News: Broadband

OPALCO Board Approves 2016 Budget and Rates

Monday, November 30th, 2015

OPALCO’s Board of Directors has approved the 2016 budget with measures in place to keep our Co-op financially healthy, following two years of declining energy sales. Members’ bills will go up by an average of 5% beginning in January and a new Energy Assistance Program will provide a monthly discount to qualified households. The full… READ MORE »

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Board Perspective on Rates and Finance

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Board Perspective on Rates and Finance Jim Lett, Board President September 9, 2015 Dear Co-op Members: The following thoughtful analysis of OPALCO’s rates and revenue situation was initiated by our Shaw Island board member, Dr. Jerry Whitfield, who brings significant expertise in business and financial matters. This letter has been reviewed and edited by the… READ MORE »

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Rock Island VP Mike Greene Steps Down as Start-Up Operations Solidify

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Rock Island Communications founder Mike Greene, who has most recently been serving as Vice President of Technology, has announced that he will be leaving the company as of October 15. When OPALCO purchased Rock Island in February, Greene stayed on to help with the transition, merging staff and operations to keep the business humming while… READ MORE »

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UTLITY POLES GOING UP FOR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

OPALCO and Rock Island are making progress on our promise to improve wireless communications in the field for our line crews and for all first responders. The first five poles have been installed throughout the county, and the remainder (about 38 total) will be completed over the next 12-18 months. These poles will be equipped… READ MORE »

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Letter from the General Manager: June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

In this month’s Letter from the General Manager: A history of ups and downs Co-ops operate at the cost of service This is our row to hoe We must stay the course Congratulations to Randy Cornelius

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OPALCO Member Comments Posted Online

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

OPALCO is listening. Of the 337 people who attended OPALCO’s 78th Annual Meeting, 54 members submitted questions and comments for staff to respond to. Member comments, questions and answers have been posted online in our Recently Asked Questions. All but four of those members have been contacted personally with a response (four did not give… READ MORE »

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