Posts Categorized: Community

Furthering the Discussion on Broadband in Maine

This week was particularly busy for OTELCO where community broadband in Maine is concerned. We had back to back engagements on the topic, starting with the unorganized territories of Penobscot County and ending in the city of Portland. A Need for Speed in Argyle On Tuesday, May 21, OTELCO conducted a public information meeting for the citizens of Argyle Township, ME. Argyle Township is about 20 miles north of Bangor in Penobscot County and is… Read more »

OTELCO Strengthens Community Ties in Blount County

Here at OTELCO, we believe that our customers are the most important part of our business. That is why OTELCO has been making an effort to strengthen our community presences in Blount County. In December, we participated in the Festival of Lights, competing in the tree decorating contest and handing out cookies to tots visiting Santa. In the spirit of continuing those efforts, OTELCO’s marketing team took another trip to Oneonta just last week, to… Read more »

OTELCO Gets Lost at Pumpkin Valley Farm

Pumpkin Valley is a family owned farm in Dayton, ME and a proud OTELCO customer for over ten years. In 2002, the Harris family transformed their farm into a corn maze, and now every fall families come to get lost in their stalks. OTELCO took a trip to Dayton to check out the maze, and to talk to the family about how they use their OTELCO internet connection to run their business. The Maze Keith… Read more »

The 73rd New England Management Institute
The View from 30,000 feet: Watching the World Change

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Next week OTELCO will be in the mountains of Newry Maine, attending the 73rd New England Management Institute. The Maine Town and City Manager’s executive committee hosts this event, and OTELCO has been a proud sponsor. This year’s theme is “The View from 30,000 feet: Watching the World Change”. According to MTMCA, the theme is meant to “highlight the changes in both the social and municipal worlds that we see happening at a very rapid… Read more »

Regional Broadband Approaches: Achieving Scale with Community Networks

The fall foliage surrounds a quaint New England village in an aerial photogrph

More and more, communities are considering the possibility of building publicly-owned broadband infrastructure. In the process, some are finding that regional broadband approaches offer economies of scale and other benefits. It can be difficult for multiple communities to work together while competing for resources and economic opportunity, but a handful of groups are making the attempt to build regional broadband networks in New England. The Benefits of Regionalization in Broadband Regional broadband approaches provide many benefits… Read more »