The Most Read OTELCO Blog Posts of 2020 So Far

Can you believe 2020 is halfway done? The OTELCO Blog has covered a lot in the last six months, from answering your COVID questions to announcing our DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade. Here is a roundup of our most popular blogs to date.

Listen and Subscribe to Evolution Digital5. Evolution: Digital – A New Podcast from OTELCO

In 2020 OTELCO started a podcast called Evolution: Digital. Evolution: Digital explores how different industries have adapted to compete in today’s digital marketplace. It puts technology center stage in interviews with professionals from organizations like the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Wallace State Community College, and Woodland Pulp and Paper. In this OTELCO blog post, we introduce the podcast and our first guest, Nick Batista, of the Island Institute.

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4. OTELCO Receives Funding to Expand High-Speed Internet in Rural Alabama and Maine

In early June, the OTELCO Blog released a post announcing two grants awarded to the company to expand broadband. The first grant was from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to expand service in  Morgan City, an unincorporated community located in Morgan and Marshall counties. The second was a grant from the Maine ConnectMe Authority to continue our work in Argyle.

Read About out Plans for this New Funding

3. Fiber by the Numbers 2019: A Look Back at OTELCO’s Yearly Progress

Our annual Fiber by the Numbers post is always a favorite of OTELCO Blog readers. It serves as a look back at all the hard work we did in 2019, building fiber, investing in new technology, and bringing reliable high-speed Internet to the rural communities we proudly serve.

Take a Trip Back to 2019 with Fiber by the Numbers

OTELCO's 2019 Fiber by the Numbers Graphic. It reads "214 Miles of Fiber Constructed. 6 Sates where fiber is available. $266,375 additional grant funds. 3,630 new fiber to the premise locations. Serving rural communities for over a century."2. How to Get the Most Out of Your Internet Connection

We all spent some extra time on our home networks this year, as our living rooms became offices, classrooms, and everything in between. Having the whole family online at once is known to put a strain on any connection. Still, with these helpful troubleshooting tips from the OTELCO blog, you were hopefully able to maximize your bandwidth during the pandemic.

Find Out How to Get the Most Out of Your Connection

1. Expanding Lightwave in Arab: An Educational Video

Our most popular OTELCO Blog post of 2020 was the rollout of our informational video on the Arab Lightwave build. In it, host Tracy Scheckel speaks to Josh Smith, OTELCO’s Director of Plant Operations, and Engineering and Mapping Director Jason Fuller about the ins and outs of the fiber build.

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More from the OTELCO Blog in 2020

The OTELCO Blog has more great content coming your way in 2020. Our blog line up is full of informative posts about everything from cybersecurity to gigabit connections! So, subscribe today to stay tuned into the OTELCO Blog!

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