Articles Tagged: Press release

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 receives grant to expand access to fiber Internet in Argyle, ME

OTELCO has received an $81,250 grant from the ConnectME Authority. This grant is a key piece in addition to $162,500 in OTELCO investment and $81,250 in Penobscot County TIF funds to build Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) to the unorganized territory of Argyle. OTELCO estimates the project will be completed by the end of the year, providing speeds of 100/100, 300/300 and 1Gbps/1Gbps to residents of Argyle. The new network will service 134 locations in… Read more »

OTELCO invests in fiber optic technology to serve portions of Orwell and Cornwall

OTELCO has completed 2 network upgrade projects in its Shoreham service area. In the Singing Cedars area of Orwell, the company upgraded the connection to its remote with fiber optic cable. The ‘remote’ is the junction point that distributes the Internet signal to the individual homes in the vicinity. This upgrade ensures that the signal is the fastest possible when distributed to the homes served by that remote. Subscribers served by what OTELCO calls the… Read more »

OTELCO announces new hires in Maine, Alabama and West Virginia

OTELCO has hired three new employees in its Maine, Alabama and West Virginia markets. Lukas Mills joins OTELCO as an ISP Engineering Manager in the company’s Portland, ME office. Mills comes to OTELCO with 19 years of experience at Spectrum (Charter) Cable. He is a resident of Gorham, ME. Tina Stone joins OTELCO’s Arab, AL office as a Sales Account Executive with 29 years of sales and customer service experience in the Wireless/Telecom industry. She is a… Read more »

OTELCO welcomes new Technical Support Technicians in Bangor office

OTELCO is pleased to welcome Travis Dowd and Royce Sweet as Technical Support Technicians in its Bangor, Maine office. Travis Dowd graduated from Porter & Chester Institute with a tech degree in Computer Network Technology. He is a resident of Orono. Royce Sweet has an associate degree in Business Administration and has eight years of customer service experience. Sweet lives in Milford. In this role, Dowd and Sweet will be responsible for providing troubleshooting and… Read more »