4G LTE, 5G, Data Plans, Gigabit Internet: What they mean.

Cell Phone Tower

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about Gigabit Internet speed or Gbps that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers.  If you have a cell phone, and who doesn’t, you’re familiar with 1G, 3G and various other sized cellular data plans, and then there’s the  3G, 4G-LTE, 4G, and now 5G networks and phones. That’s a lot of ‘G’s; what does it all mean? The Different Meanings of “G” in your Internet Plan Wireline… Read more »

Protecting Your Payment Information Online During Holiday Shopping

Shop on-line safely and securely.

According to a recent Salesforce study, 63% of consumers reported that the way they obtain goods and services has transformed during 2020 and 58% percent of consumers expect to do more online shopping after the pandemic than before. This year, perhaps more than ever, many people will be doing their holiday shopping comfortably from their couches as we see a lasting increase in the popularity of online shopping. We’ve all grown intimately familiar with the… Read more »

Gigabit Internet Equipment:
Is yours up to the task?

TP-Link Gigabit WiFi Router

Last week we learned about Gigabit Internet.   Whether you opt for the service because you want to be the envy of your pals or whether you have a house full of devices and users and need gigabit speeds, your home gigabit internet equipment will play a big part in maximizing the delivered bandwidth (speed). Today’s technology offers Gigabit download with 2 types of technology, Fiber Optic (FTTP) or Coaxial Cable over the DOCSIS 3.1… Read more »

Gigabit Internet:
What is it? Do I need it?

Some of you may be familiar with the term Broadband or Bandwidth Envy; it’s simply anxiety caused by not having the fastest Internet speed available.  (It’s like the feeling you get when you realize that Apple has released a newer iPhone than the one you just bought.) Anyway, the current buzz in Internet speed is Gigabit Internet service.  Gigabit Internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per… Read more »

Cybersecurity from OTELCO – Cloud Security for Your Business

An Anti-Virus as a Service Graphic of a laptop being protected by a virtual shield

We’ve all spent the past several months practicing staying safe in our daily lives, but don’t forget to transfer those safety precautions to your online habits as well – especially if you have a business to look out for. Here are our top cybersecurity resources for small businesses. Defendify Defendify is a comprehensive cybersecurity platform that ensures you have all your bases covered when it comes to security.  Cybersecurity coverage from Defendify goes beyond antivirus… Read more »