Posts Categorized: Alabama

Checking in with OTELCO: A Mid-Year Review

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year here at OTELCO. We are building new networks, improving existing ones, and even named a new president. It might be challenging to keep up with all the excitement, so we want to take this opportunity to bring our customers up to date. Alabama OTELCO announced plans last month to invest $5 million into our Alabama footprint. This investment includes a new fiber build in Arab, as… Read more »

$5 Million Deployment Plan in Alabama Makes Headlines

Earlier this week, we were pleased to announce OTELCO’s plan to invest $5m to expand fiber and improve broadband connectivity in Alabama. To sum it up, we’re working on bringing faster service to the biggest number of customers, as quickly as we can. Want to know more about what we’re working on? You can view this blog post from Trevor Jones, our VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, or learn more from the media… Read more »

What’s New with the OTELCO Broadband Deployment Plan
(And What Isn’t)

OTELCO Marshall County Fiber

by Trevor Jones, VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service This week, I’m in Alabama announcing a new plan to invest $5 million to speed broadband deployment to our customers in that market. To a casual observer, some things will look different. Some might think we’ve lost our focus on deploying fiber. Others might think we’ve lost our minds. In actuality, the changes are less dramatic than they might seem. More importantly, they are all… Read more »

Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing: Protecting Yourself from Phone Scams

A few weeks ago, I was at the Poke Salat Festival in Arab, AL, when a customer approached me to ask why OTELCO was selling phone numbers to telemarketers. She said she would receive these calls from local OTELCO numbers, answer the call assuming it was someone in town trying to reach her, and then get accosted by some scammer. OTELCO is not selling numbers to telemarketers, but what that customer was experiencing is something… Read more »

The Importance of Broadband Infrastructure

With infrastructure week right around the corner and a new spending bill in the works, OTELCO wants to take this opportunity to stress the importance of broadband as infrastructure. Rural Americans Need to be Connected As it stands now, the digital divide continues to grow in rural America. According to Sharon Strover, the director of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute, rural America is being left in the dust when it comes to broadband. 39%… Read more »