Monthly Archives: June 2018

Desktop Virtualization in the Modern Workplace

Evolving technology is changing the modern workplace. The old picture of an office full of employees, file cabinets, and fax machines is gone. Now 50% of US employees work remotely, all of our information is stored and backed up on servers, and even faxing can be done through the cloud. Today, the picture of the modern workplace is shaped by business technology. Desktop Virtualization is one of the most popular types of business technology on… Read more »

OTELCO Fixed Wireless Internet

Sedalia Fixed Wireless Internet Tower

A Visit to Mid Missouri Recently I took a trip to our OTELCO offices in Pilot Grove and Sedalia, Missouri. In our Pilot Grove area, we operate much the same as our locations in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and West Virginia, in Sedalia we add fixed wireless Internet access to our product portfolio. I had the opportunity to spend most of my time there with our Director of Wireless Operations, Rick Lashley. Rick’s tenure with… Read more »

Managing Business Technology

OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services is a new branch of the OTELCO family tree that includes the former Reliable Networks. Reliable Networks was a Maine based company that specializes in IT and cloud services. They have been a part of the OTELCO family since 2014 but, like many of our extended family, have just recently taken on the OTELCO name. OTELCO C&MS is run by the same team of experienced IT… Read more »

OTELCO Fiber Infrastructure
Where, when, why, and how.

Optical fibers.

Because we feel it’s futureproof, OTELCO is working to not only deploy new fiber, but to replace old copper technology with fiber infrastructure when possible. With service footprints in 6 rural states, fiber deployment can be a challenge. As much as we’d like to build fiber to every location in every state, it’s just not feasible from a business perspective. Consider the following: What does a project cost? How many locations can be served? How many… Read more »