Posts Categorized: Broadband News

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 »

Building Fiber in Alton

Alton residents voting during their annual town meeting.

In the last few months, OTELCO has been working with the town of Alton, ME on an exciting municipal broadband project that would provide Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) to the entire community. On March 30th, at their annual town meeting, Alton voters unanimously approved a $150,000 appropriation to fund fiber expansion. The $150,000 is coming from the Juniper Ridge Fund, which allowed the town to invest in the project without having to impact property… Read more »

Better Value on the Way for Alabama Internet Customers

OTELCO is making changes to its cable Internet hardware like the hardware pictured here.

Our DSL and Cable customers in Alabama have a legitimate concern about their Internet access.  We have heard from our customers that DSL subscribers in Alabama have been paying too much for too little.  This is made all the more frustrating as those who are still on DSL watch neighbors in surrounding areas gain access to our new Lightwave fiber to the home service. We hear you. Over the last several months our engineering, customer… Read more »