Posts Categorized: Networks

OTELCO’s Efforts to Upgrade Cable Internet in Alabama

OTELCO is working to upgrade Internet Cable in our sweet home of Alabama

At OTELCO, we are always striving to improve our customer experience. Sometimes that means offering new services, and other times it means improving on our existing ones. To do the latter, we have been upgrading our cable Internet network in Alabama. In 2018 OTELCO started revamping the Oneonta Cable broadband system to provide a faster, more reliable connection for our subscribers. This week’s blog looks at how cable Internet works, and how OTELCO is working… Read more »

Break-Fix Vs. Managed Services

Managed Services can cover everything from software solutions to security.

The Break-Fix model refers to the practice of only calling in professional IT services when there is a problem, or when an upgrade is needed. While this may seem reasonable to some, the fact of the matter is the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages. It is universally agreed upon in the IT industry that the Break-Fix model is outdated and ineffective. In fact, according to information gathered by Clutch, 59% of IT providers have moved… Read more »

Software Defined Networking:
The future of secure, efficient, connectivity.

Software Defined Networking or SD networking is expected to grow at warp speed in the next couple of years, and here’s why. Today’s current enterprise networks are becoming convoluted as many businesses continue building out their connectivity using legacy technologies (i.e., Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)), requiring additional hardware at each location to maintain network efficiency. Cloud and Managed Services have altered traffic flows within distributed organizations. Remote users require significantly more bandwidth (e.g., when using… Read more »