We do it by bringing reliable communication, like high-speed Internet, hosted business solutions and quality residential phone service, to rural America, now spanning seven states from Alabama to Maine.
For 130 years, our mission has been to bring technology to communities that might otherwise be left behind. We believe that honoring our tradition means constantly innovating. That’s how we’re moving forward. Together.
From cloud-based solutions, to hosted phones, to the managed IT services to support them, OTELCO has the business services you need.
Hi-Speed Internet, Phone and Long Distance: everything you need to keep your home and family connected.
Colocation Services, Fax and Phone over IP, Email, and Data Storage: Check out our Cloud Services.
Frequently Asked Construction Questions
How long will construction take for fiber to become available in my town?
Construction for fiber Internet is different from town to town. Once OTELCO fiber Internet is available to your home, you can schedule an installation with one of our skilled techs to bring the fastest and most reliable fiber Internet to your home! Go to, lightwave.otelco.com/landing, to be notified when service is available for your home.
I’m just outside the serviceable area for fiber Internet. Can I still sign up for service?
Of course! To be notified when OTELCO high speed fiber Internet becomes available in your neighborhood go to, lightwave.otelco.com/landing. Once your home becomes available for our fiber Internet, we will then notify you to schedule an installation appointment.
Will OTELCO make sure my property is left as it was before construction started?
Our crews will do everything they can to minimize any impact to your property. Once construction is complete and weather permits, we’ll restore lawns in areas where construction occurred if necessary.
How can I stay informed through the construction process?
You can stay informed by submitting your contact information here, lightwave.otelco.com/landing.
What does it cost to install fiber Internet to my home?
There is no installation fee to bring the most reliable and fastest fiber Internet to your home.
How will this service affect my home’s property value?
According to a study done by the Fiber-to-the-Home Council, the availability of high speed fiber to a home can increase its value by as much as $5,400 due to the long list of benefits provided by high-speed internet. The cutting-edge nature of the technology also ensures that it is future proofed for the next several decades.
I’m not too familiar with Fiber Internet, what is it?
If you’re not familiar with fiber Internet but are looking for the best way to keep your home connected, check out this helpful information.
Fiber 101: https://youtu.be/h0vvUYGmrEs
Guide to Fiber Internet: https://www.otelco.com/resources/a-guide-to-fiber-optic-internet/
What does construction entail and what will your crews be doing?
Before we begin, you may see flags and spray paint along roads and sidewalks to mark utilities and potential construction landmarks. We make these marks to make sure our crews can work safely and avoid any interruptions to your utilities.
Our team will then distribute fiber cable from one of our hubs in your town to a localized cabinet in your neighborhood. This fiber cable is a very thick cable that contains the fibers strands for many households. The same team then pulls fiber cable from the cabinet in your neighborhood to the utility poles and after a thorough quality check is conducted, OTELCO lights up the fiber.
After all these steps are complete, your home is ready to schedule an in-home installation for OTELCO high speed fiber Internet.