OTELCO, giving back to the communities we serve

As November approaches, believe it or not, the 2021 holiday season is upon us!  Here at OTELCO, the year has flown by as our engineers and outside plant teams are building new fiber infrastructure as fast as they can.  As excited as we are to be bringing high-speed fiber Internet to more people every day, we are even more excited to give back to the communities we serve. This year, OTELCO will support two different… Read more »

How to stay safe while shopping for back to school supplies online

It’s back-to-school season, and e-commerce sales are expected to be 53% higher than they were during the same period in 2019. With parents and kids eager for a fresh start, the increase in spending means online shoppers are also at risk of virtual threats and scammers waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. Know how to tell if a site is secure Some websites are safer than others. Before you make a purchase, look… Read more »

Smart devices to keep your home safe while you’re on vacation

Summer is officially here, and with the nice weather and kids out of school, many families have summer vacations planned in the coming weeks. Among the other benefits of smart devices that are becoming more popular in homes across the country are the safety features many of them provide that can make leaving home easier than ever before. From smart outlets to thermostats, many people have been equipping their home with devices designed to cut… Read more »

4 Things that Make Fiber Futureproof

Optical fibers.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ve heard us praising fiber for its “futureproof” technology. We’re confident that fiber will keep us connected for years to come, and that’s why we’re expanding our fiber networks in the communities we serve. But what exactly do we mean when we say fiber is futureproof? 1. Bandwidth and speed to accommodate growth As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and we introduce new devices… Read more »

How technology can help reduce your carbon footprint

In honor of Earth Day, we’re looking at just a few of the ways that you can use technology to help lower your carbon footprint – both at home and in the office. With a few minor adjustments, you can take advantage of some of the latest technologies and know that you’re doing your part to go green at the same time. Minimize travel You might be seeing more electric cars on the road –… Read more »