A Bit of History

Did you know… that OTELCO has evolved from a family of local telecommunication companies that have been providing service for more than 100 years? As far back as the late 1800s, local businessmen and farmers formed small rural phone companies with their own money and equipment in order to keep their communities connected. And you thought ‘shop local’ was something new.

Today, the OTELCO family of companies in Mid-Maine; Gray and New Gloucester, Maine; Southern Maine; Shoreham, Vermont; Granby Massachusetts and War, West Virginia each contribute a piece of the rich history that saw community spirit and determination build America’s rural telephone networks.

Even with a full range of 21st Century innovative solutions for home and business — Hosted PBX, Hi-speed Internet, VoIP, Local and Long Distance Telephone and Web Hosting – OTELCO will adhere to the values of those pioneer founding communities and, in their tradition, continue to provide vital community connections along with top notch local customer care and service.