Tips for safe online holiday shopping

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays approaching, we’re all looking forward with anticipation and excitement to connecting and celebrating with the people we love. As you start your holiday shopping, it’s important to remember that all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season also opens the door to cybersecurity threats – and no one wants to spend Christmas ordering new credit cards or trying to recover stolen passwords. The holidays can… Read more »

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 »