The Internet of Things in a COVID 19 World

We’ve talked a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the myriad devices that it’s comprised of.  While the popularity and use of mainstream IoT devices continues to increase, the COVID 19 pandemic has necessitated the broader use of certain technologies. Tech pundits around the globe are talking about COVID related IoT trends for 2021: we’re going to take a look at 3 of the 5 trends that Forbes mentions in The 5 Biggest… Read more »

2020 OTELCO By the Numbers

OTELCO 2020 By the Numbers

 It’s the time of year that we look back and reflect, and while this year has certainly been a notable one for many reasons, we’re taking a look at the positive developments across our markets.  2020 Overview Throughout the year, our teams remained busy finding the best ways to serve our customers. This year looked different in our various service areas, but in total OTELCO conducted 1,388 Lightwave installations and invested more than $10 million… Read more »

2020 Top 5 Blogs

Top 5 Blogs of 2020

It’s time, once again, to highlight the 5 most read blogs of 2020.  There seems to be a sub-theme about ways to entertain yourself at home going on here…… At number 5: OTELCO’s DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Upgrade in Alabama. This project is complete, so if you’re an existing Cable Internet subscriber, we bumped up your speed already.  If you’re not an OTELCO Cable Internet subscriber, give us a call or visit our website for availability… Read more »

A Year-end Message from OTELCO

To Our Loyal Subscribers and Dedicated Staff: There is no question that 2020 will be a year to remember and one that most of us would rather forget.  In addition to a mark on history that will be etched in our memories for generations, our response to the COVID 19 pandemic has changed how we live, work, learn, and care for our health.  2020 saw many businesses struggle to maintain operations during shelter in place… Read more »

Cautionary Tales: Security Breaches of 2020 and How OTELCO Can Help Avoid Them

This year, businesses saw a whole new host of security threats as more companies than ever before made the transition to operating virtually. Remote workers, varying levels of home security, and hackers ready to capitalize on these new vulnerabilities made it a challenging year for many big names. The good news – we can put these cautionary tales to use as we plan for the safest way to transition into 2021. Here are some of… Read more »