OTELCO’s COVID-19 Operations: Business as Usual?  Almost.

COVID-19 has changed the way we’re all doing business as we all do our part to reduce the spread of the virus.  At OTELCO, as a public utility, we are committed to service delivery – particularly at a time when connectivity is so critical to so many. We’ve received many questions about how we’re conducting business and want to share the answers with all of you. We are in the process of migrating our customer… Read more »

How the Internet has Changed the Way We Learn: The Many Benefits of eLearning

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The Internet has opened doors across industries to new ways of doing things, and one area that has been greatly changed by advancements in Internet accessibility is the way in which we learn. With digital learning, students of all ages are benefiting from opportunities to learn in new ways. Education isn’t restricted to a specific time or location, and adaptive software has the ability to let students learn at a pace that fits their needs…. Read more »

State Broadband Legislation, Funding, and Policy Making in 2020

Last week, OTELCO explored broadband legislation, funding, and policymaking on the federal level. This week, we are diving into broadband legislation and funding happening on the state level, with a look at the grants OTELCO has applied for in 2020. Alabama In 2018 Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act to strengthen connectivity in rural Alabama.  Through this act, the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund was formed. This fund provides support to rural broadband… Read more »

National Broadband Legislation, Funding, and Policy Making in 2020

Broadband legislation and funding have taken off in the last few years, on both the state and federal levels. Over the next two weeks, OTELCO will highlight some of the critical efforts our leaders have been making, starting with a look at the broadband efforts Congress, the FCC, and the USDA have in the works for 2020. Congress There are four pieces of broadband legislation in Congress right now. You can click on the name… Read more »

OTELCO’s Arab Marketing Blitz

Written by OTELCO Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Tracy Scheckel As everyone knows, OTELCO serves communities in multiple states – including Alabama, where we’re almost done building Fiber to the Premise to 4,100 locations.  I thought it would be a good time to make an extended trip to our Arab, AL office to do what I call a “marketing blitz.”  Being smarty pants, I picked what are typically the four coldest weeks in Maine (mid-January… Read more »