Monthly Archives: August 2020

Current Online Scams & Tips For Protecting Yourself

As our lives become more and more connected digitally, we’re increasingly vulnerable to online scams. Unfortunately, these scams are ever-evolving and aren’t going away anytime soon. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular scams we’re seeing right now and ways you can protect yourself below. Coronavirus Scams There are a number of different ways scammers are using the global pandemic to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens. As they have during past disasters, charity scams… Read more »

The Newest Microsoft Teams Features

Microsoft Teams has been one of the unsung heroes of this pandemic. The Office365 chat feature has seen a rise in popularity with everyone, from seasoned professionals to high-school students learning from home. Over the summer, they pushed out a lot of helpful features that have made connecting and collaborating remotely that much easier. With assistance from the OTELCO IT team, we have dig into the newest Teams features from the last few months and… Read more »

How to Get the Most Accurate Results from Speed Tests

Speed tests are a great way to ensure you are getting the right amount of bandwidth through your connection. However, many experts have found that speed tests are too often inaccurate. According to Lifewire, these inaccuracies are usually caused by an overlooked detail, like a poorly placed router or a full browser cache. These tips can help you catch all the little details that might throw off your test so that you can get more… Read more »

Universal Internet Access for Maine – The Future Just Got Brighter for Maine Broadband

Author’s Note:  I am pleased to serve on the Maine Broadband Coalition (MBC) Advisory Committee.  After  Maine voters’ overwhelming passage of a $15,000,000 broadband infrastructure bond, I volunteered to compose a blog for MBC, and decided to share it here. — Tracy Scheckel As the world is in the throes of a historic, albeit tragic COVID-19 pandemic, more than 76% of voters in Maine came together to create some history of their own and approved… Read more »