Posts Categorized: Technology News

Why Working with a Managed Services Provider Should be Included in Your 2021 Budget

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We know many businesses are mapping out their 2021 IT budgets over the next several weeks, and if you haven’t already incorporated working with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) into your budget for the new year, now’s the time to consider how this addition might benefit your business. Expertise and support You have enough on your plate without staying on top of the latest trends in technology. When it’s time to upgrade systems or invest… Read more »

Why Internet Explorer is a Security Risk and How to Replace It with a New Browser

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In 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting most versions of Internet Explorer.  Since then, they have stopped pushing updates and patch deployments. In last week’s blog, How to Clear Your Browser Cache and Data, OTELCO touched on this fact and encouraged our readers to stop using the aged browser. This week, we will discuss why and how you should switch from Internet Explorer to a new browser. Why you should stop using Internet Explorer Continuing to use… Read more »

The Most Read OTELCO Blog Posts of 2020 So Far

Can you believe 2020 is halfway done? The OTELCO Blog has covered a lot in the last six months, from answering your COVID questions to announcing our DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade. Here is a roundup of our most popular blogs to date. 5. Evolution: Digital – A New Podcast from OTELCO In 2020 OTELCO started a podcast called Evolution: Digital. Evolution: Digital explores how different industries have adapted to compete in today’s digital marketplace. It puts… 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 »

The Streaming Services to Watch this Summer

It is time to update our 2019 Summer Streaming Series with some exciting new streaming services to watch in 2020! We have a lot to cover, so let’s jump right in! Disney+ Apple TV+ HBO Max Make Sure You Have the Speed You Need to Binge All this New Content, With OTELCO’s Free Bandwidth Calculator Disney+ Disney’s long-awaited streaming service was released in November of 2019. It emerged with a ton of great Disney content,… Read more »