Posts Categorized: Fiber-Optic Internet

4 Things that Make Fiber Futureproof

Optical fibers.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ve heard us praising fiber for its “futureproof” technology. We’re confident that fiber will keep us connected for years to come, and that’s why we’re expanding our fiber networks in the communities we serve. But what exactly do we mean when we say fiber is futureproof? 1. Bandwidth and speed to accommodate growth As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and we introduce new devices… Read more »

5 ways fiber Internet can keep the modern business running smoothly

Business people looking at projector during video conference in office

With telecommuting on the rise, managing a remote workforce might be the final push some businesses need to upgrade the technology they use to stay connected. One area to consider investing in is upgrading to a fiber Internet connection, which can provide a number of benefits for your business. 1. Access to the fastest speeds Perhaps one of fiber’s biggest selling points – it’s fast. There’s nothing worse than reduced productivity because of a poor… Read more »

Gigabit Internet:
What is it? Do I need it?

Some of you may be familiar with the term Broadband or Bandwidth Envy; it’s simply anxiety caused by not having the fastest Internet speed available.  (It’s like the feeling you get when you realize that Apple has released a newer iPhone than the one you just bought.) Anyway, the current buzz in Internet speed is Gigabit Internet service.  Gigabit Internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per… Read more »

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 »

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 »