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“Howland board hears Otelco internet plans at Tuesday meeting” in Lincoln News

This story by Chris DeBeck appeared in the September 5, 2019 edition of the Lincoln News. HOWLAND – Otelco is planning to invest at least $500,000 in town to increase internet speed to town residents, a pair of company officials explained to selectmen Tuesday night. With additional help, including a grant from the ConnectME Authority, Otelco could partner with the town to bring fiber to all parts of the town, with community support needed to… Read more »

OTELCO welcomes employees in Maine and Massachusetts

OTLECO is pleased to welcome back two former employees. Steve Archibald is a returning OTELCO employee who rejoins the company as a Senior Voice Engineer. In his 9 years with OTELCO, he has worked in a variety of positions, including as a CLEC Tech, HPBX Specialist, and in the Network Engineering Department. Archibald has served in the Maine Air National Guard for 13 years. He is a resident of Windham, ME. David Chaplin rejoined OTELCO as a Senior ISP Engineer in… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Maine’s connectivity depends on passage of Broadband as infrastructure bond

OTELCO has been providing rural phone service in Maine for more than 100 years. Our history is rooted in rural farmers taking infrastructure into their own hands at a time when phone lines were necessary, but lacking. Today’s challenge is delivering fast reliable Internet access to those same rural communities. We are building Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) in our rural footprints as quickly as resources allow. Meanwhile, just like those farmers, forward-thinking municipalities are… Read more »

OTELCO welcomes new employees in Maine, Alabama, and Missouri

OTLECO is proud to welcome new staff members in three of its markets. Robert Boyorak joins OTELCO as a Technical Support Technician in the company’s Bangor, ME office. Boyorak comes to OTELCO with 7 years of Tech Support at OpenTable and has an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Computer Systems Technology. He is a resident of Winterport, ME. Mark Houde will also be working as a Technical Support Technician in Bangor. Houde has an Associates Degree in Computer Systems Technology… Read more »

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 »