Posts Categorized: Maine

The Importance of Broadband Infrastructure

With infrastructure week right around the corner and a new spending bill in the works, OTELCO wants to take this opportunity to stress the importance of broadband as infrastructure. Rural Americans Need to be Connected As it stands now, the digital divide continues to grow in rural America. According to Sharon Strover, the director of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute, rural America is being left in the dust when it comes to broadband. 39%… Read more »

OTELCO SiteLink: A Benefits Analysis by Sales Engineer Ian Brasslett

SiteLink is OTELCO’s premier networking solution, designed to streamline efficiency for businesses with multiple offices. Through OTELCO’s cloud, SiteLink can tie together all of your workplaces into a single unified Local Area Network (LAN).  It provides the geographic capabilities of a Wide Area Network (WAN) but with the speed and security of a LAN. SiteLink’s Key Benefits There are many benefits to be had from employing OTELCO SiteLink. This week, OTELCO’s Sales engineer Ian Brasslett… Read more »

Building Fiber in Alton

Alton residents voting during their annual town meeting.

In the last few months, OTELCO has been working with the town of Alton, ME on an exciting municipal broadband project that would provide Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) to the entire community. On March 30th, at their annual town meeting, Alton voters unanimously approved a $150,000 appropriation to fund fiber expansion. The $150,000 is coming from the Juniper Ridge Fund, which allowed the town to invest in the project without having to impact property… Read more »

Case Study: How a Law Firm Simplified their IT with Managed Services

Last week we explored how OTECLO Cloud and Managed Services would help three hypothetical businesses with their unique IT needs. This week, we take a look at how OTELCO uses Managed Services to support a very real firm in Augusta, ME. Teresa Cloutier of Capital City Law sits down with us to discuss how IT services from OTELCO have helped her firm manage their business technology needs. Capital City Law Capital City Law PLLC was… Read more »

A Planner’s Role in Municipal Broadband

OTELCO's sponsor table was covered in information about municipal broadband.

Last week was the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2018 conference. NNECAPA met at Point Look Out in Northport, ME to discuss a myriad of issues centered on this year’s theme, “Defining Resiliency for Northern New England.” OTELCO was proud to be a presenter and sponsor of this conference, weighing in on the importance of municipal broadband, and how planners can help bring fiber to the premise to their communities. Maine… Read more »