Posts Categorized: Digital Literacy

The Best of 2017 and Our Hi-Speed Broadband Resolution for 2018

Happy New Year from OTELCO

As 2017  closes, we look back at our most popular posts.  Since they were so popular, we thought you might like to take a look.  You may observe a theme here too! Our #1 most read blog, Fiber to the Home Season Heats Up at OTELCO, shared information about a few of our current Fiber to the Premise projects. Next was Getting DSL to 40Mbps and Faster While We Build an All-Fiber Network, that explained… Read more »

Internet is not a choice, Representative Sensenbrenner!

Having just finished a trip to visit family in New Jersey for Easter, I can unequivocally say that Internet IS NOT a choice. On the 6 hour drive down, thanks to OTELCO’s hosted phone system, with my cell phone, I was able to take calls that rang to my desk.  With a smart device I could keep up with email, and thanks to a hot spot was able to connect to the network to work… Read more »

One Approach to Improving Digital Literacy

As people of all ages become more engaged with technology and the Internet-of-Things, Digital and Computer Literacy becomes more important. Many believe that the true capabilities of ‘the cloud’ and computer technology have barely been tapped. Even with some of the amazing technology we have at our fingertips today, we’re always looking for more. As communication providers we continually seek out Internet based products and services to better serve our subscribers. For the past few… Read more »

Broadband in Aging and Age Friendly Communities

Senior man talking on phone and using tablet, sitting at desk at home. Modern technology, communication concept

Facts are facts: Maine is the ‘oldest’ state in the country with a median age of 44.21.  This trend will likely continue over the next few years, and that has important implications for Maine’s infrastructure and economy.  On Friday, March 25th, local government leaders will gather to discuss the approach communities are taking to transform what it means to grow old in Maine at the Maine Municipal Association’s Statewide Manager Interchange.  OTELCO is proud to… Read more »

Digital Literacy: Who’s Responsible?

Digital Literacy: Who is responsible for sharing all the advantages of broadband?

Before we answer the Digital Literacy question, lets take a little refresher course in Economics, remember widgets? Economics 101 taught us that if you develop a widget, in order to profit from it, you need a market in which to sell it. Therefore, if your widget is a hat that keeps your entire body warm with some edgy thermal-technology, you target your market and sell your product in really cold places where buyers should be… Read more »