Posts Categorized: Technology

OTELCO’s Summer Streaming Series Step One: Evaluating Your TV Needs

Welcome back to OTELCO’s Summer Streaming Series, where we explore the best way to break free of traditional TV with just three easy steps. The first step in this exploration is a full evaluation of your TV needs. Look at the channels and shows you can’t live without, the cable features you won’t give up, and most importantly, how much you are looking to spend. These answers will help develop a personal streaming plan. Viewing… Read more »

OTELCO’s Summer Streaming Series: A Three-Step Guide to Cutting Out Cable

This summer, OTELCO is introducing a new blog series all about cutting the cable and moving to streaming-based TV. OTELCO’s guide will help you find a streaming option that caters to your unique entertainment requirements. These are the steps we will be expanding on in the following weeks: Step One: Evaluate Your TV Needs Evaluating your TV needs is the first step toward saying goodbye to cable and satellite forever. Take an inventory of the… Read more »

Internet Safety: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Over 45 million children use the Internet, and with summer vacation coming up, they will have even more free time to do so. Now is the time to learn how to keep your kids safe online, because the Internet is not going away, and neither is your child’s obsession with it. This week, OTELCO shares our top tips for keeping kids safe online. Teach Your Kid About Online Safety Making sure your kids know not… Read more »

Furthering the Discussion on Broadband in Maine

This week was particularly busy for OTELCO where community broadband in Maine is concerned. We had back to back engagements on the topic, starting with the unorganized territories of Penobscot County and ending in the city of Portland. A Need for Speed in Argyle On Tuesday, May 21, OTELCO conducted a public information meeting for the citizens of Argyle Township, ME. Argyle Township is about 20 miles north of Bangor in Penobscot County, and is… 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 »