Posts Categorized: Maine

Maine Broadband Bond Failure:
What now?

Monday morning OTELCO took a road trip to the Statehouse to observe the legislature as it considered a general obligation bond that would, among other things, have freed up substantial funding for broadband expansion. Unfortunately, the bond did not get the two-thirds majority vote in needed in the house or the senate. If it had, voters would have been able to vote on it in the November Election. Instead, lawmakers decided to table the bond;… Read more »

Enriching Lives and Thriving Communities Through Municipal Broadband

The Valuable Role of Municipal Broadband in Helping our Households and Businesses Prosper At this year’s MTCMA New England Management Institute OTELCO was part of a panel presentation on the role municipal broadband has to play in rural development. Tracy Scheckel, OTELCO’s marketing, and PR manager spoke, along with Casco Bay Advisors’ Brian Lippold and Charlie Woodworth, who is the executive director at Greater Franklin County. Here is a peek at just some of the… Read more »

Checking in with OTELCO: A Mid-Year Review

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year here at OTELCO. We are building new networks, improving existing ones, and even named a new president. It might be challenging to keep up with all the excitement, so we want to take this opportunity to bring our customers up to date. Alabama OTELCO announced plans last month to invest $5 million into our Alabama footprint. This investment includes a new fiber build in Arab, as… Read more »

Case Study: The Value of a Twenty Year Partnership with OTELCO
How a Car Dealership Uses SiteLink to Stay Connected

Darling’s is a Maine based company which has been selling vehicles, parts, and service since 1903 and, more recently, comprehensive insurance coverage through Darling’s Agency. Darling’s has been a valued OTELCO customer for over twenty years. Recently, we sat down with IT Manager Norman Richbell to discuss Darling’s lasting relationship with OTELCO, and their success with our SiteLink product. Relationship As previously mentioned, Darling’s and OTELCO have been working together for a long time. “We… Read more »

Furthering the Discussion on Broadband in Maine

This week was particularly busy for OTELCO where community broadband in Maine is concerned. We had back to back engagements on the topic, starting with the unorganized territories of Penobscot County and ending in the city of Portland. A Need for Speed in Argyle On Tuesday, May 21, OTELCO conducted a public information meeting for the citizens of Argyle Township, ME. Argyle Township is about 20 miles north of Bangor in Penobscot County, and is… Read more »