OTELCO Receives Funding to Expand High-Speed Internet in Rural Alabama and Maine

By Tracy Scheckel, Marketing and Public Relations Manager If people aren’t talking about the pandemic from a medical perspective, they’re talking about how shelter in place and social distancing have changed our world today, and how some of those changes are likely to stay with us forever. One significant realization has resonated everywhere: Access to Reliable High-Speed Internet is Not a Luxury, It’s a Necessity.  This, as you might guess, is music to the ears… Read more »

The Streaming Services to Watch this Summer

It is time to update our 2019 Summer Streaming Series with some exciting new streaming services to watch in 2020! We have a lot to cover, so let’s jump right in! Disney+ Apple TV+ HBO Max Make Sure You Have the Speed You Need to Binge All this New Content, With OTELCO’s Free Bandwidth Calculator Disney+ Disney’s long-awaited streaming service was released in November of 2019. It emerged with a ton of great Disney content,… Read more »

Internet 101: Understanding the Internet

Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, use a lot of terms that the everyday customer might not recognize. This simple guide and helpful video can help you decode our lingo and better understand your connection. Types of Internet Broadband: Broadband refers to “bandwidth data transmission” and is interchangeable with the term Internet. When we talk about broadband, we are talking about the Internet. Coaxial (Cable): Coaxial or cable connections use cable networks to transport data. It… Read more »

How the Internet has Changed our Homes: Smart Home Technology

From Alexa to Google Home and Ring, smart home devices are much more accessible than we once thought possible. In fact, smart homes are on the rise and forecasted to surpass 300 million by 2023. We’re all spending a lot of time at home these days, something made easier by these varied technologies that are available at our fingertips. You Don’t Have to be a Millionaire It wasn’t that long ago that Bill Gates spent… Read more »

5 Benefits of Managed Services for the Remote Workforce

This week on the OTELCO blog, we are looking at the top five benefits managed services have to offer businesses supporting a remote workforce. As businesses continue to move to a remote workforce to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology can become harder to manage. OTELCO offers a suite of Cloud and Managed services designed to take the stress out of IT and replace it with user-friendly solutions that boost productivity. Security Security… Read more »