The San Juan Islands, and Orcas Island in particular, are notorious for being difficult and outdated as far as modern technology is concerned. Yet a variety of businesses and experts have labored for decades to turn this trend around, bringing competent technical services, reliable internet, and expanded digital infrastructure to local communities. Homes and businesses have been establishing and expanding their internal networks and technical competency with the aid of tech professionals supplying on-site and remote assistance as well as active network support.
Visitors and locals alike can find printing services, wi-fi, and wired internet access at several locations in Eastsound, available by the hour or by appointment. If anyone is in need of technical advice for their business, or assistance in becoming familiar with a new piece of technology like the next generation of ipad, then a professional consulting service will be happy to assist them. There aren’t many iphone, smartphone, or mobile device outlets on Orcas, but device accessories and software support is available as an additional service at the local internet providers.