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 »

Staying Connected with Microsoft Teams

With the rise of remote working and expanded business footprints, staying in touch with coworkers is vital to productivity. You might have colleagues who are an ocean away, in the neighboring town, or just down the hall. Whether you’re near or far, secure collaboration is a must in today’s work environment. With Microsoft Teams, Office 365 makes group work easy. Getting Started with Teams Microsoft Teams is Office 365’s answer to secure business communication. Users… Read more »

OTELCO’s Cyber Security Round Up

Cyber security covers everything from smart devices to ransomware.

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? To celebrate, OTELCO has collected our top five Cyber-Security blogs to help you, your family, and your business safe from cyber-criminals. Password Best Practices: Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure At this point in the digital age, we all have a lot of online and accounts and just as many passwords to go with them. As cumbersome as they can be, passwords are your first line… Read more »