Coffee dates in the time of COVID-19:
Why virtual meetups are important for telecommuters

Virtual Coffee Break

March is Caffeine Awareness Month, and for coffee lovers, in-person coffee dates no doubt seem like a distant memory one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Once a primary outlet for teams to brainstorm, colleagues to catch up, and networking to take place, coffee dates may now seem like a thing of the past. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last year, it’s how to stay connected – even if that means scheduling… Read more »

How Edge Computing Can Benefit Your Business

While the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices remains on the rise, the average consumer doesn’t necessarily stop to think about what keeps their network running smoothly – even as they continue to add to the devices in use at their home or office. Consider that each of these devices needs to send and receive data from the cloud, and that as more devices are competing for this capability on the same network, they’re… Read more »

Finding Your Local Virtual-Library:
What Every Book Lover Should Know

Cuddled up with an ebook

February is Book Lovers’ Month, and there’s no better time to curl up with a hot drink, your favorite blankie, and a good read from a virtual-library. Whether you’re practicing social distancing, or you simply prefer listening or reading books electronically, taking advantage of your library’s access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks is for you!  Unlike Amazon, Audible, iTunes, etc. downloading from your virtual-library is free. If you’re new to downloading books, here are a… Read more »

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 »