Posts Categorized: The Internet of Things

How Much Speed Do You Need: 2019 Update

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

If there is one thing we know about the Internet, it is that it is continuously changing. In 2015, we published a “How Much Speed Do You Really Need” post. This week we are giving that post a face-lift, so welcome to “How Much Speed Do you Need: The 2019 Edition.” How We Use Bandwidth: Then and Now It used to be that most residents were mainly using the Internet for downloading. They were surfing… 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 »

OTELCO’s Summer Streaming Series Step Three: Deciding Where to Watch

Part One: On-Demand Services There are so many streaming platforms, and even more in development. That is why we had to split step three of the OTELCO Streaming Series into two parts. Part one, which we will explore today, is all about on-demand streaming services and part two is dedicated solely to live streaming services. On-demand services offer a host of content, both original and licensed, that you can access at any time. They all… Read more »

OTELCO Summer Streaming Series Step 2: Finding the Right Device

In this week’s edition of the OTELCO Streaming Series, we explore the vast world of streaming devices. It is a hot market, so we narrowed things down to what we think are the top five streaming devices out there today.  We will also take a brief look into Smart TVs and explore a few streaming methods you may already have in your home. Let’s jump in! Smart TV’s Most TVs made in the last five… Read more »

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 »