Posts Categorized: Technology

Case Study: How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Boosted Productivity for a Maine Accounting Firm

In the age of social-distancing, reliable telecommuting technology is more critical than ever. When it came time for McLeod|Ascanio, a full-service accounting firm, to invest in cloud technology for their remote-workforce, they turned to OTELCO. We sat down with firm Principal, Matthew Barbour, to discuss his experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and how the telecommuting software boosted their remote workforce’s productivity. Moving to a Virtual Desktop Environment Before making a move to VDI, McLeod|Ascanio… Read more »

How the Internet has Changed the Way We Learn: The Many Benefits of eLearning

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The Internet has opened doors across industries to new ways of doing things, and one area that has been greatly changed by advancements in Internet accessibility is the way in which we learn. With digital learning, students of all ages are benefiting from opportunities to learn in new ways. Education isn’t restricted to a specific time or location, and adaptive software has the ability to let students learn at a pace that fits their needs…. Read more »

State Broadband Legislation, Funding, and Policy Making in 2020

Last week, OTELCO explored broadband legislation, funding, and policymaking on the federal level. This week, we are diving into broadband legislation and funding happening on the state level, with a look at the grants OTELCO has applied for in 2020. Alabama In 2018 Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act to strengthen connectivity in rural Alabama.  Through this act, the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund was formed. This fund provides support to rural broadband… Read more »

National Broadband Legislation, Funding, and Policy Making in 2020

Broadband legislation and funding have taken off in the last few years, on both the state and federal levels. Over the next two weeks, OTELCO will highlight some of the critical efforts our leaders have been making, starting with a look at the broadband efforts Congress, the FCC, and the USDA have in the works for 2020. Congress There are four pieces of broadband legislation in Congress right now. You can click on the name… 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 »