Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Year So Far:
Our Most Popular Blogs of 2018

We share a lot of information on our blog, and we’re always curious to see what generates the most interest. Here’s a roundup of our 3 most popular blog posts so far this year. Check them out for yourself! From the Desk of OTELCO President and CEO, Rob Souza 2018 has been a big year for us already! In January we announced the unification of our entire family of companies under one corporate name: OTELCO…. Read more »

Facebook Responds to Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Two weeks ago we wrote a post about what you really sign up for when you join Facebook. We created that post as response to the recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, where 87 million Americans had their information harvested by voter profiling company, Cambridge Analytica. The information was taken by a third party app, created by researcher Aleksandr Kogan, and used in connection to President’s Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. Now we… Read more »

Re-defining Broadband in Maine
What’s your opinion?

Cape Neddick lighthouse, the Nubble light, stands watch over a wintry landscape on a January morning.

If you’re reading this post, you are an Internet consumer, or you may be an entrepreneur who depends on the internet to conduct business; whatever your broadband needs are, your opinion about Internet speed may help shape the future of broadband in Maine. What Defines Broadband? When cable companies began to provide Internet access to consumers, the service was faster than traditional DSL and dial-up, and the industry coined the term to mean high-speed Internet… Read more »

Facebook, Your Information, and User Agreements

Facebook has certainly had its share of press lately. People seem shocked that the social media platform might be sharing their personal information. Jim Fossel in the Portland Press Herald comments; We Users are not the Customers, but the Products.  Hmmm, where have we heard that before? Even if you don’t use Facebook, according to this letter to the editor, you could still be affected. You’ve heard that Facebook states that users give permission for… Read more »