Posts Categorized: TV

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Negotiations with Cable TV Channels

Written By OTELCO Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Trevor Jones Small Cable TV providers fight an annual battle on behalf of our customers against network owners and content providers over the cost of television content, and especially over the price we pay to deliver local channels as part of our cable service. I say we fight this battle on your behalf because small companies like OTELCO generally do not make a profit… Read more »

The Best Tech Gifts of 2019

It is that time of year again, where we all rush to get the best deals on the most popular tech gifts of the season. There are so many great choices out there today, but deciding what to buy can be hard. This year, OTELCO wants to lend a helping hand, with our 2019 Tech Gift Guide. Right in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! OTELCO’s Top Tech Gift Picks Make Sure You Have… Read more »

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 Summer Streaming Series Step Three: Where to Watch Live

The final installment of OTELCO’s Summer Streaming Series is all about streaming live TV. Live TV services provide the easy access offered by on-demand services with the look and feel of classic cable and satellite TV. This relatively new service is taking off, and there are some excellent services out there. To make things easier, OTELCO narrowed things down to the top five live platforms, with some honorable mentions at the end. We have a… 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 »