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Eating in Oneonta

A picture of the window of Miller's Soda Shoppe in Oneonta, AL

One of the great things about working for OTELCO is that we have the best customers. At the end of the day, they are what makes up our company. Last week, OTELCO participated in the Oneonta Business Association’s first-ever Festival of Lights. Not only was it a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday Season, but it was also an opportunity for us to get to know some of our Alabama customers. Now that I… Read more »

OTELCO Gets Lost at Pumpkin Valley Farm

Pumpkin Valley is a family owned farm in Dayton, ME and a proud OTELCO customer for over ten years. In 2002, the Harris family transformed their farm into a corn maze, and now every fall families come to get lost in their stalks. OTELCO took a trip to Dayton to check out the maze, and to talk to the family about how they use their OTELCO internet connection to run their business. The Maze Keith… Read more »

“Ode to a Blog”
Your top OTELCO Blog Clicks of 2-0-1-6

Happy New Year from OTT

As we close sixteen, you all know the scene, Good tidings we send, but that’s not the end! At this time of year, we join with the rest We take some time to look at the best! We blog every week, your approval we seek. Of the posts that you picked, 5 got the most clicks They are highlighted here For the end of the year! A hot topic in the land, is Rural Broadband…. Read more »

The Discussion Continues: Rural Broadband in Maine

Rural Broadband Panel

On Tuesday, we attended a forum entitled “Bringing Broadband to Maine’s Rural Communities: Insights for Maine from National Success Stories” in Hallowell, Maine.  The event was sponsored by the Maine Broadband Coalition, CEI and Island Institute and featured regional and national speakers who outlined a variety of regional and national approaches to improving rural broadband access. Deploying advanced fiber-optic broadband in rural communities is a daunting proposition.  Low population density leads to a high cost per… Read more »

The Definition of Broadband is a Moving Target: We Must Lead.

A small maine town in need of a better broadband connection.

Broadband is a very hot topic in Maine these days. It seems that society has finally decided that it’s time to make sure everyone is connected, in much the same way that rural electrification and universal telephone service were priorities of the past.  Broadband is even talked about in the same context as infrastructure such as roads and public water or sewer systems. The problem is that with broadband, we are aiming at a moving… Read more »