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OTELCO grows Alabama team with new I & R Technicians

OTLECO is proud to welcome two new Installation and Repair Technicians to its Alabama offices. Steven “Austin” Gaines joins OTLECO’s Arab Plant Office. Gaines comes to OTELCO from AT&T in Huntsville, where he was a Wire Technician. He lives in Arab. Jonathan Mikkelsen will work out of the Oneonta Plant Office. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Jacksonville State University and is a resident of Altoona.     From left to right: Steven “Austin”… Read more »

OTELCO Wins $260K ConnectME Grant to Expand Fiber Broadband to all Alton, ME Residents

Planning Grant is Awarded to Kick Off Additional FTTP Project in Argyle Township July 10, 2019 – OTELCO, a telecommunications provider servicing areas of Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia, announced today that it has won a $260,000 ConnectME Authority grant that will allow the company to complete a high-speed fiber optic broadband network to unserved residents of Alton, Maine. OTELCO applied for the ConnectME grant following a March 30 Town… Read more »

OTELCO to invest $5m to expand fiber and improve broadband connectivity in Alabama

OTELCO, a telecommunications provider servicing areas of Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia, announced during a press conference today that it will invest more than $5,000,000 to improve broadband connectivity in Alabama. This major fiber broadband construction initiative will add 113-miles to the company’s Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network to the City of Arab, Alabama, resulting in fiber availability to 4,100 additional locations. Construction will begin in June 2019 and be complete by… Read more »

Richard A. Clark named President of OTELCO; CEO Rob Souza announces retirement

OTELCO announced last week that Richard A. Clark has been appointed President of the company, reporting to Rob Souza, Chief Executive Officer and Director of OTELCO. In addition, Souza has announced he will retire on December 31, 2019. Coincident with Souza’s retirement, Clark will assume the additional position of Chief Executive Officer and will be based in New Gloucester, Maine. Prior to joining Otelco, Clark was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TVC… Read more »

Alton, ME Voters Approve $150,000 to Expand Fiber Broadband to All Town Locations

Alton residents voting during their annual town meeting.

Alton, ME Voters Approve $150,000 to Expand Fiber Broadband to All Town Locations This municipal broadband project is to be a collaboration between OTELCO, the Town of Alton and the ConnectME Authority ALTON and NEW GLOUCESTER, ME (April 4, 2019) – OTELCO, the incumbent telecommunications provider to the Town of Alton, is pleased to announce that it will proceed with a collaboration that will allow the company to build a town-wide broadband network. At the… Read more »