Telecommuting Tips and Tools

Telecommuting is on the rise. Today 4.7 million employees in the U.S. connect remotely at least half the time, a number that has grown 159% since 2005, and will continue to rise in the coming years. Telecommuting requires a whole new set of skills and tools to stay connected, productive, and in sync with the rest of your team. This week, OTELCO has five tips for the modern telecommuter, and over the next few months,… Read more »

Five Reasons Parents Should Keep Their Landline Phone

With over half of the U.S. living in cellphone-only households, the idea of keeping (let alone buying) a landline phone may seem outdated. However, safety, peace of mind, and savings are still relevant, and a landline phone can offer all of that. In fact, we can give you five solid reasons why parents should hold on to that landline copper phone. 1. Peace of Mind We all know cell phones are not foolproof, and certainly… Read more »

How to Recover After a Data Breach

We know you have enough on your plate without worrying about what to do in the wake of a data breach – but cybercriminals won’t wait until business slows down to strike. Depending on your business, you might be storing data ranging from sensitive company information to personal client details. Whatever information is in your system, the last thing you want is for someone else to get ahold of it. Unfortunately, data breaches are all… Read more »

Maine Broadband Bond Failure:
What now?

Monday morning OTELCO took a road trip to the Statehouse to observe the legislature as it considered a general obligation bond that would, among other things, have freed up substantial funding for broadband expansion. Unfortunately, the bond did not get the two-thirds majority vote in needed in the house or the senate. If it had, voters would have been able to vote on it in the November Election. Instead, lawmakers decided to table the bond;… Read more »

How Individual Citizens Can Start a Municipal Broadband Conversation in their Community

At OTELCO, we know how frustrating sub-par broadband can be. Many of our employees live in rural areas, with slow speeds and unreliable connections. As everyday citizens, we understand how frustrating it can be to wait on your community or local provider to provide better Internet, which is why this week we want to give some information about what individual citizens can do to help facilitate municipal broadband in their community. Signup for a Free… Read more »