Fiber to the Home Season Heats Up at OTELCO

Fiber tot he home construction

They say there are three seasons in New England: winter, mud, and road construction.  While those road crews slow your commute to make much needed improvements to our transportation infrastructure, our crews will be working on building broadband infrastructure – and not just in New England. OTELCO is also building fiber to the home in our southern service areas in rural Alabama and Missouri. We’re bringing LightWave Fiber Internet connections of up to 150 Megabits… Read more »

Restoring Regulations for Internet Privacy in Maine

Rob Souza Internet Privacy in Maine

That is what Maine Senator Shenna Bellows is proposing to do with LD 1610.  The bipartisan legislation will essentially redo what the FCC has recently undone and establish rules for Internet privacy in Maine. Last November we shared information about the FCC taking steps to ensure consumer privacy on the Internet.   Last month we told you about the FCC repealing those rules before they were enacted. Now along with several other states, several members of… Read more »

Creating a Broadband Policy without Doughnut Holes

People are working to get broadband access to rural areas in companies like OTELCO and at town halls, state houses and Federal agencies across the country.  The latter two groups are focused on two different vehicles for promoting broadband.  First, they set policies to promote broadband expansion and the construction of new networks.  Second, they distribute state and Federal monies in the form of grants to subsidize construction of networks where there isn’t necessarily a… Read more »

Phishing Scams Can Happen to Anyone of Us – IF We Let Them!

If you follow LinkedIn, or use Google Mail, (that’s probably about 90% of us) you’ve probably heard about this latest phishing scam.  It made its way to my OTELCO inbox yesterday. I received an invitation to view a document in Google Docs from a person I know at the Bangor Daily News.  In my position, Marketing and Public Relations, a relationship with the paper is part of the job.  With the Maine legislature in session… Read more »

Hosted Phone Systems, Not Just for Offices

hosted phone system for cumberland county jail

We have talked at length about hosted phone systems for businesses of all sizes, how they can save money, streamline incoming calls, benefit call centers, and free up IT staff.  An installation we’re currently working on illustrates a whole new set of benefits to be achieved from a hosted phone system deployment. OTELCO is in the process of designing and deploying several different types of hosted phone systems at multiple Cumberland County, Maine facilities. Although… Read more »