Posts Categorized: Fiber

Fiber by the Numbers 2018

Facts and Figures about OTELCO's 2018 fiber progress.

It is that time of year again, where we provide a “By the Numbers” look back at our yearly Fiber to the Premise progress. Every year we get closer and closer to our goal of providing Lightwave Fiber Internet to all of our customers. It has been a year of changes for OTELCO. Among other things, our family of companies has been under one name for a full year now, we launched a brand new… Read more »

FTTP: Are your devices affecting your Internet speed?

Most rural providers have extensive DSL infrastructure and are gradually building FTTP infrastructure as finances permit; OTELCO is among them. As we continually expand our FTTP service areas, we want to share some information to help our subscribers who are in those areas to make the most of their service. DSL vs FTTP DSL and Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) are 2 mechanisms for the delivery of Internet access. DSL uses copper telephone lines to… Read more »

OTELCO Fiber 2017
By the Numbers

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Last year at this time we provided a look, “By the Numbers”, at our Fiber to the Premise accomplishments for 2016.  We are still committed to building fiber to every customer, but as we’ve said in the past, it will take time. This year we share our 2017 accomplishments for the former OTT service area AND the rest of our OTELCO service area in Alabama and Missouri. One of the reasons for our corporate re-brand… Read more »

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 »

Fiber Technology: Is it the best broadband solution?
We think so!

Optical fibers.

Fiber Technology, the right choice for OTELCO Currently, the FCC defines ‘unserved’ as not having access to fixed broadband Internet speeds of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.  Admittedly, those speeds can be achieved with traditional copper / DSL technology, but is it the most efficient from a Life Cycle Cost  basis? Not by a long shot when you compare it to fiber technology. Recently, OTELCO CEO, Rob Souza responded to a… Read more »