Posts Categorized: Networks

How Much Speed Do You Need

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

It used to be that most residents were mainly using the Internet for downloading. They were surfing the web, streaming content, and cruising through social media. Today, the average resident is uploading much more than ever before.  For the most part, that can be attributed to telecommuting, though online education and telemedicine are playing significant roles as well. Between the rise in telecommuting and the complete domination of smart devices, Internet use just isn’t what… 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 »

Some Routine OTELCO Sales Training Reminds Us All About Value

With a newly retooled sales team, OTELCO Director of Sales, Tracy Peters decided to go back to basics at a recent monthly sales meeting.  The OTELCO marketing team offered to do a message map exercise at that meeting. Message Maps What is a message map? It is a tool designed to help businesses develop a unified message that answers, “who we are,” “what we do,” and “whom we do it for.” While everyone at OTELCO… Read more »