Posts Categorized: Community

How Two of Maine’s Most Popular Organizations are Adapting to COVID-19 Restrictions

Even as Maine reopens in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are still unable to move forward with their summer seasons. This has led to some creative thinking on the part of two of Maine’s most prominent organizations, and OTELCO’s long-standing customers, The Ogunquit Playhouse and The Portland Sea Dogs. This week we explore how each institution adapted to the pandemic’s “new normal” while keeping their loyal fans healthy and entertained. OTELCO Helps… Read more »

OTELCO in the News: Pandemic Emphasizes the Importance of High-Speed Internet Access

April was a busy month for OTELCO in many ways, not the least of which was attention from the media as the pandemic and associated shelter in place orders highlighted the importance of rural broadband expansion.  Here’s a round-up of some of the conversations we were involved in. OTELCO Sees COVID Related Internet Usage Surge in Rural Alabama This week, OTELCO Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service, Trevor Jones, spoke to Business Alabama… Read more »

Evolution: Digital – A New Podcast from OTELCO

For the past several weeks, we have been working on a new project that we’re excited to bring to you. We’re pleased to present Evolution: Digital, a podcast from OTELCO. What is Digital Evolution? In our industry, we think a lot about how technology has changed the way we work over the years. Probably because, as an Internet provider, we have a front-row seat on the changing bandwidth needs of businesses that are going through… Read more »

35 Things to Do at Home While You are Self-Isolating

At this point, the majority of us have been self-isolating, either by choice or by state mandate. Self-isolating is, at best, boring and, at worst lonely. Many of us are struggling to find ways to pass the time, especially those of us with children at home. This week, OTELCO is here to help, with 35 things you can do from home. Click Here for Up to Date Information on OTELCO’s COVID-19 Response Five Solo Ways… 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 »