Articles Tagged: Alabama

OTELCO announces new hires in Maine, Alabama, and Vermont

OTELCO has made several new hires in its Maine, Alabama, and Vermont offices. Brian Bouchard joins OTELCO as an OSP Engineer in its New Gloucester, ME office. He previously worked for two years as an OSP Engineer with FairPoint and spent three years as an OSP Engineer/Engineering Manager with Tilson Technology. Bouchard is a resident of Gray, ME. Debbie Brill has also joined the New Gloucester office as an OSP Licensing Manager. Brill has worked in various aspects of the… Read more »

OTELCO announces Gigabit service to fiber locations in Alabama; upgrades Cable Network locations to faster speeds

OTELCO announced today that Gigabit service is now available to all Lightwave fiber eligible locations in Alabama. These network upgrades make Gigabit service available to approximately 8,000 locations in Northern Alabama. Additionally, a DOCSIS (service transmitted via cable) plant upgrade has resulted in approximately 6,000 Cable Network locations in Oneonta and Altoona, Alabama receiving access to faster speeds. Eligible customers received automatic upgrades from 5 to 50 Mbps, 10 to 100 Mbps and 25 to… Read more »

OTELCO welcomes new employees in multiple offices

OTELCO is pleased to announce new additions in its Maine, Missouri, Alabama and Vermont markets. Thomas Gilbert joins OTELCO as the Director of Network Architecture in its New Gloucester, ME office. Gilbert studied Computer Science and Software Systems Engineering. He has over 36 years of experience working in wired and wireless technologies for Nynex, Verizon, FairPoint and Consolidated Communications. He lives in New Gloucester. Jennifer Novicki also joins the New Gloucester office as a Sales Account Executive…. Read more »

OTELCO receives funding to build Fiber to the Premise in Morgan City, AL

OTELCO has received funding from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Broadband Accessibility Fund (ABAF) to build Fiber to the Premise to Morgan City. The grant provides $619,500 to augment an OTELCO investment of $1,150,500 that will deliver Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) to approximately 1,650 locations that are currently receiving speeds that do not meet the FCC standard of 25/3. The new technology provided by OTELCO will deliver speeds of 100… Read more »

OTELCO makes Chromebook donation to Brindlee Mountain Primary School

31 Chromebooks and $655 in employee contributions donated in the wake of tornado damage Pictured from left to right: OTELCO employees Cindy Sims and Roxanne Stewart, BMPS Secretary April Henry, Principal Terry Allen, OTELCO employees Tracy Scheckel and Andrew Patton   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNION GROVE, Alabama (February 10, 2020) – On January 11, the Brindlee Mountain Primary School, serving Pre-K through 2nd grade students, was destroyed by an EF-2 tornado. While no one was harmed… Read more »