Posts Categorized: Maine

Universal Internet Access for Maine – The Future Just Got Brighter for Maine Broadband

Author’s Note:  I am pleased to serve on the Maine Broadband Coalition (MBC) Advisory Committee.  After  Maine voters’ overwhelming passage of a $15,000,000 broadband infrastructure bond, I volunteered to compose a blog for MBC, and decided to share it here. — Tracy Scheckel As the world is in the throes of a historic, albeit tragic COVID-19 pandemic, more than 76% of voters in Maine came together to create some history of their own and approved… 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 Two of Maine’s Most Popular Organizations are Adapting to COVID-19 Restrictions

Even as Maine reopens in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are still unable to move forward with their summer seasons. This has led to some creative thinking on the part of two of Maine’s most prominent organizations, and OTELCO’s long-standing customers, The Ogunquit Playhouse and The Portland Sea Dogs. This week we explore how each institution adapted to the pandemic’s “new normal” while keeping their loyal fans healthy and entertained. OTELCO Helps… Read more »

OTELCO Receives Funding to Expand High-Speed Internet in Rural Alabama and Maine

By Tracy Scheckel, Marketing and Public Relations Manager If people aren’t talking about the pandemic from a medical perspective, they’re talking about how shelter in place and social distancing have changed our world today, and how some of those changes are likely to stay with us forever. One significant realization has resonated everywhere: Access to Reliable High-Speed Internet is Not a Luxury, It’s a Necessity.  This, as you might guess, is music to the ears… Read more »

OTELCO in the News: Pandemic Emphasizes the Importance of High-Speed Internet Access

April was a busy month for OTELCO in many ways, not the least of which was attention from the media as the pandemic and associated shelter in place orders highlighted the importance of rural broadband expansion.  Here’s a round-up of some of the conversations we were involved in. OTELCO Sees COVID Related Internet Usage Surge in Rural Alabama This week, OTELCO Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service, Trevor Jones, spoke to Business Alabama… Read more »