Posts Categorized: Networks

OTELCO’s Transition to Telecommuting

On March 15th, OTELCO President and CEO Richard Clark issued a company-wide memo explaining that OTELCO staff would need to make the transition to telecommuting, with strict safety protocols in place for essential customer-facing field staff. Within that week, 75% of the OTELCO team working remotely. This as a monumental task for our IT department. “The third week of March was very busy for us,” remembers OTELCO IT manager Joseph St. Louis. “OTELCO IT worked very… Read more »

5 Cybersecurity Statistics from 2019 You Should Know About

Cybersecurity statistics can be both shocking and unsettling, and sadly these stories are all too common. Lucky for you, OTELCO managed services can protect you and your business from becoming one of them. 2020 is already full of enough challenges without adding a security breach to the list. We’ve compiled some cautionary tales and tips on how you can avoid being part of the next wave of statistics.  Interested in outsourcing your IT but looking… Read more »

OTELCO’s DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Upgrade in Alabama

OTELCO DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrades

In an effort to continuously provide the best service possible, OTELCO is upgrading our coaxial cable network in Blount County using new DOCSIS 3.1 technology. This upgrade will allow us to offer speeds as high as 1 Gbps and increase our existing coaxial customer’s bandwidth at no extra cost to them. An Important Update for Cable Customers We have gotten a lot of questions about this upgrade from our customers, so we wanted to use… Read more »

How the Internet has changed the way we do business

The Internet has changed so many aspects of day-to-day life, not to mention the advancements in the way businesses operate. Over the next few months, we’re taking a closer look at how the Internet has changed our way of doing things, and this week we’re focusing on how the Internet has changed the way we do business. Widespread connectivity For better or worse, we’re all constantly connected, no matter where we are, to our work… Read more »

How to Keep Your Home Network Secure

There is a common misconception that we don’t need to worry about securing our home-networks from cyber threats because cybercriminals only care about stealing data from big companies. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to The Department of Homeland Security, “if a network connects to the internet, it is inherently more vulnerable and susceptible to outside threats.” Clearly, we need to protect all our networks, be they home or business. Keeping your home… Read more »