Posts Categorized: Lightwave

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 »

Expanding OTELCO Lightwave in Arab: An Educational Video

OTELCO created this educational video for the Arab community to explain the superior speeds of Lightwave fiber and to provide an update on the success of the Arab build. You can view the video below or read on for a summary of the information. Click Here to See if You Are Eligible for OTELCO Lightwave Fiber Internet What Sets Lightwave Fiber Apart from DSL Building a Lightwave Network in Arab OTELCO’s Lightwave build in Arab… Read more »