Posts Categorized: Networks

Why Fiber?
Five Reasons to Choose Fiber Optic Internet

A picture of blue fiber strands with little beqds of light on a black background.

OTELCO wanted to answer the question “why fiber?” because we want everyone to know what makes fiber-optic Internet stand out among the leading broadband solutions of today. While there are hundreds of answers, we narrowed it down to five great explanations as to why you should choose fiber-optic Internet. Are you in the Lightwave Zone? Use our Lightwave Locator to see if you are eligible for OTELCO’s Fiber services. Symmetrical Speeds Fiber download and upload… Read more »

How Much Speed Do You Need: 2019 Update

How Much Speed Do You Need: A brother sits on top os his little sister as they watch TV on the Couch

If there is one thing we know about the Internet, it is that it is continuously changing. In 2015, we published a “How Much Speed Do You Really Need” post. This week we are giving that post a face-lift, so welcome to “How Much Speed Do you Need: The 2019 Edition.” How We Use Bandwidth: Then and Now It used to be that most residents were mainly using the Internet for downloading. They were surfing… Read more »

OTELCO’s Cyber Security Round Up

Cyber security covers everything from smart devices to ransomware.

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? To celebrate, OTELCO has collected our top five Cyber-Security blogs to help you, your family, and your business safe from cyber-criminals. Password Best Practices: Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure At this point in the digital age, we all have a lot of online and accounts and just as many passwords to go with them. As cumbersome as they can be, passwords are your first line… 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 »

Statewide Survey Seeks to Better Understand the Importance of Broadband in Maine

The Telecommunications Association of Maine (TAM) has teamed up with Consolidated Communications and The Island Institute to conduct a statewide survey to understand the usage, needs, and importance of broadband in Maine. TAM, along with its rural telecommunications provider members, like OTELCO, is dedicated to promoting affordable voice and Internet services in rural Maine. The survey asks residents and businesses from all regions of Maine about the importance of Internet-dependent pursuits, such as telecommuting, aging… Read more »