Posts Categorized: Broadband

The Most Read OTELCO Blog Posts of 2020 So Far

Can you believe 2020 is halfway done? The OTELCO Blog has covered a lot in the last six months, from answering your COVID questions to announcing our DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade. Here is a roundup of our most popular blogs to date. 5. Evolution: Digital – A New Podcast from OTELCO In 2020 OTELCO started a podcast called Evolution: Digital. Evolution: Digital explores how different industries have adapted to compete in today’s digital marketplace. It puts… Read more »

OTELCO’s DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Upgrade in Alabama

OTELCO DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrades

In an effort to continuously provide the best service possible, OTELCO is upgrading our coaxial cable network in Blount County using new DOCSIS 3.1 technology. This upgrade will allow us to offer speeds as high as 1 Gbps and increase our existing coaxial customer’s bandwidth at no extra cost to them. We have gotten a lot of questions about this upgrade from our customers, so we wanted to use this week’s blog to expand upon… Read more »

How Fiber-Optic Internet Can Boost The Value of Your Home

The demand for fiber-optic Internet has never been higher. As our homes get smarter, and we turn to connected devices for work, leisure, education, and more, we expect a fast, reliable connection. For all of these reasons, adding fiber Internet capabilities to your home is considered a wise investment. The Benefits of Fiber-Optic Internet A 2015 study found that the addition of fiber-optic Internet can increase a home’s value by 3.1%. That’s equal to an… Read more »

OTELCO Receives Funding to Expand High-Speed Internet in Rural Alabama and Maine

By Tracy Scheckel, Marketing and Public Relations Manager If people aren’t talking about the pandemic from a medical perspective, they’re talking about how shelter in place and social distancing have changed our world today, and how some of those changes are likely to stay with us forever. One significant realization has resonated everywhere: Access to Reliable High-Speed Internet is Not a Luxury, It’s a Necessity.  This, as you might guess, is music to the ears… Read more »

Internet 101: Understanding the Internet

Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, use a lot of terms that the everyday customer might not recognize. This simple guide and helpful video can help you decode our lingo and better understand your connection. Types of Internet Broadband: Broadband refers to “bandwidth data transmission” and is interchangeable with the term Internet. When we talk about broadband, we are talking about the Internet. Coaxial (Cable): Coaxial or cable connections use cable networks to transport data. It… Read more »