Posts Categorized: Lightwave

Finding Your Local Virtual-Library:
What Every Book Lover Should Know

Cuddled up with an ebook

February is Book Lovers’ Month, and there’s no better time to curl up with a hot drink, your favorite blankie, and a good read from a virtual-library. Whether you’re practicing social distancing, or you simply prefer listening or reading books electronically, taking advantage of your library’s access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks is for you!  Unlike Amazon, Audible, iTunes, etc. downloading from your virtual-library is free. If you’re new to downloading books, here are a… 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 »

Internet 101: Understanding the Internet

Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, use a lot of terms that the everyday customer might not recognize. This simple guide and helpful video can help you decode our lingo and better understand your connection. Types of Internet Broadband: Broadband refers to “bandwidth data transmission” and is interchangeable with the term Internet. When we talk about broadband, we are talking about the Internet. Coaxial (Cable): Coaxial or cable connections use cable networks to transport data. It… 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 »

How to Get the Most Out of Your Internet Connection

It is frustrating to feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your Internet connection. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can assess and even boost your connection to meet your needs. Run a Speed Test Start by running a speed test from your computer. When you do this, plug into your router directly. That is how you get the most accurate reading, as other devices could skew your results. If your reading… Read more »