Get Your Team Collaborating with SharePoint

Office 365 is a managed service that is all about making teamwork easier, and SharePoint is its solution for collaboration. Acting as a communication platform where teams can share files and exchange materials, SharePoint serves as a tool for users to join forces to complete tasks and keep each other on track. Setting Up a SharePoint Site Your SharePoint site serves as the home base for your team. Before you can get started with anything… Read more »

Why Fiber?
Five Reasons to Choose Fiber Optic Internet

A picture of blue fiber strands with little beqds of light on a black background.

OTELCO wanted to answer the question “why fiber?” because we want everyone to know what makes fiber-optic Internet stand out among the leading broadband solutions of today. While there are hundreds of answers, we narrowed it down to five great explanations as to why you should choose fiber-optic Internet. Are you in the Lightwave Zone? Use our Lightwave Locator to see if you are eligible for OTELCO’s Fiber services. Symmetrical Speeds Fiber download and upload… Read more »

2019 Maine Broadband Summit

We were excited to sponsor and participate in the 2019 Maine Broadband Summit that was hosted by the Maine Broadband Coalition in partnership with the Island Institute, GrowSmart Maine, Fourth Economy Consulting, and the ConnectME Authority. The first Broadband Summit was held about four years ago and, in addition to emphasizing the need for fast reliable broadband Internet throughout the state, showcased success stories from other states. The attendees, myself included, were all proponents of… Read more »

How Much Speed Do You Need: 2019 Update

How Much Speed Do You Need: A brother sits on top os his little sister as they watch TV on the Couch

If there is one thing we know about the Internet, it is that it is continuously changing. In 2015, we published a “How Much Speed Do You Really Need” post. This week we are giving that post a face-lift, so welcome to “How Much Speed Do you Need: The 2019 Edition.” How We Use Bandwidth: Then and Now It used to be that most residents were mainly using the Internet for downloading. They were surfing… Read more »

The Grahamtastic Connection

This weekend is the 9th annual Grahamtastic 5k Run & Walk in Springvale, ME. The Grahamtastic Connection is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing technology to children with cancer and other serious illnesses. As a sponsor of the 5k and a supporter of the Grahamtastic mission, OTELCO wanted to take this opportunity to spotlight this admirable non-profit. The Graham in Grahamtastic Grahamtastic was started by Leslie Morissette, in honor of her late son Graham…. Read more »