Posts Categorized: Wireless

Checking in with OTELCO: A Mid-Year Review

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year here at OTELCO. We are building new networks, improving existing ones, and even named a new president. It might be challenging to keep up with all the excitement, so we want to take this opportunity to bring our customers up to date. Alabama OTELCO announced plans last month to invest $5 million into our Alabama footprint. This investment includes a new fiber build in Arab, as… Read more »

Busy Building Broadband

While We Were Away… We apologize to our blog readers for missing the last few weeks, but OTELCO has just been so busy building out fiber that there was no time to write. Here is a little peek into the rural broadband builds OTELCO has been up to this summer, what we have up our sleeve for the fall, and some interesting information from the USDA that we think will pique your interest. Fiber Buildouts … Read more »

OTELCO Fixed Wireless Internet

Sedalia Fixed Wireless Internet Tower

A Visit to Mid Missouri Recently I took a trip to our OTELCO offices in Pilot Grove and Sedalia, Missouri. In our Pilot Grove area, we operate much the same as our locations in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and West Virginia, in Sedalia we add fixed wireless Internet access to our product portfolio. I had the opportunity to spend most of my time there with our Director of Wireless Operations, Rick Lashley. Rick’s tenure with… Read more »

Microsoft and TV White Space for Rural Broadband Delivery

Microsoft

Since Microsoft made its announcement about its Rural Airband Initiative to employ TV White Space (TVWS) to deliver rural broadband, discussions in the industry have been, to say the least, robust. Rural providers across America are struggling to deliver broadband to residents in low density areas, so this news from Microsoft has piqued a lot of interest and some skepticism. Basically, TVWS is a relatively low frequency, below 700 MHz, area of the television spectrum… Read more »