OTELCO Strengthens Community Ties in Blount County

Here at OTELCO, we believe that our customers are the most important part of our business. That is why OTELCO has been making an effort to strengthen our community presences in Blount County. In December, we participated in the Festival of Lights, competing in the tree decorating contest and handing out cookies to tots visiting Santa. In the spirit of continuing those efforts, OTELCO’s marketing team took another trip to Oneonta just last week, to… Read more »

The Fight for Net Neutrality Battles On

Senator Angus King

A Time Line of the Struggle for Open Internet In December of 2017, the FCC repealed the Net Neutrality regulations passed in 2015. These regulations ensured an open Internet, where everyone has equal access to the web, and ISPs were required to be transparent with consumers. Since its repeal, many Net Neutrality proponents have promised to fight for its reinstatement. One of the strongest Net Neutrality champions has been Maine Independent Senator Angus King. Senator… Read more »

The Broadband Barrier Blocking Telehealth Expansion in Rural America

A doctor uses telehealth technology on his laptop.

Access to healthcare has always been a struggle for rural communities. Too often, the sick, elderly, and disabled have had to drive hours just for basic medical needs. Telehealth is a viable health care solution for rural communities, but there is still a significant barrier standing in the way, and that barrier is insufficient broadband. Telehealth: What is it? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and… Read more »

How a Law Firm Simplified their IT with Managed Services

The sign for Capital City law, a proud partner of OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services

Last week we explored how OTECLO Cloud and Managed Services would help three hypothetical businesses with their unique IT needs. This week, we take a look at how OTELCO uses Managed Services to support a very real firm in Augusta, ME. Teresa Cloutier of Capital City Law sits down with us to discuss how IT services from OTELCO have helped her firm manage their business technology needs. Capital City Law Capital City Law PLLC was… Read more »

How Three Unique Businesses Could Benefit from Managed Services

Managed Services can help business from every industry take control of their IT.

With business technology, there is no one size fits all solution. Every business, in every industry, has its own unique set of needs. Managed IT Services can mean different things for different businesses. What works for a health care analytics firm, won’t necessarily work for a lawyer or a bank. This week, we take a look at three hypothetical businesses in completely different industries, and the Managed Services OTELCO would recommend for each. A General… Read more »