Posts Categorized: Broadband News

2019 Maine Broadband Summit

We were excited to sponsor and participate in the 2019 Maine Broadband Summit that was hosted by the Maine Broadband Coalition in partnership with the Island Institute, GrowSmart Maine, Fourth Economy Consulting, and the ConnectME Authority. The first Broadband Summit was held about four years ago and, in addition to emphasizing the need for fast reliable broadband Internet throughout the state, showcased success stories from other states. The attendees, myself included, were all proponents of… Read more »

Maine Broadband Bond Failure:
What now?

Monday morning OTELCO took a road trip to the Statehouse to observe the legislature as it considered a general obligation bond that would, among other things, have freed up substantial funding for broadband expansion. Unfortunately, the Maine broadband bond did not get the two-thirds majority vote in needed in the house or the senate. If it had, voters would have been able to vote on it in the November Election. Instead, lawmakers decided to table… Read more »

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. Learn More About Our Work in Alabama Want to know more about what we’re working on? You can view this blog post about our work in Alabama from Trevor Jones, our VP… 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 »