Starting a Broadband Project Right: Good feasibility studies help communities move forward with their broadband projects

Every town considering a community broadband network is encouraged to conduct a feasibility study. A well-conceived, well-executed study can ascertain the community’s interest in a network, measure the broadband coverage gap and provide tools to go to bid for the construction and operation of a community network. If done right, a feasibility study is an extremely useful roadmap for your path forward. On the other hand, few things will waste more money and time than a… Read more »

Working with what’s there: To deliver broadband cost-effectively, the best option may be to partner with the incumbent telephone company.

OTELCO Careers

Communities start down the path of creating broadband networks for a handful of reasons. Some want to create broadband competition to reduce consumer prices. In most cases, however, communities build networks to improve internet connection speed and quality for residents. Some towns struggle to fund the investment, and they turn to options with lower deployment costs, such as fixed wireless, to reduce the cost of connecting residents. There is another option for reducing costs, however… Read more »

Tracy Peters joins OTELCO as Director of Sales

OTELCO has hired Tracy Peters as Director of Sales. In this position, Peters will be responsible for developing and growing the sales team for OTELCO’s Maine and New Hampshire markets. Trevor Jones, VP of Marketing, Sales & Customer Service at OTELCO, said, “Tracy has proven herself to be a professional who is well versed in technology solutions and who has dedicated her career to developing and growing sales teams that provide exceptional client experiences. We… Read more »

OTELCO promotes Ian Brasslett to Sales Engineer

OTELCO is pleased to announce that Ian Brasslett has been promoted to Sales Engineer in the company’s Bangor, Maine office. Brasslett joined OTELCO in 2003 as a member of the Tech Support Team, and over the course of his career has moved upward through various positions in the Network Operations Center. “Ian has consistently proven his ability to adapt to new roles and grow within the company,” said Trevor Jones, VP of Sales, Marketing & Customer Service… Read more »

OTELCO partners with VETRO FiberMap to offer customers easy method to check fiber broadband availability

OTELCO is pleased to announce a new collaboration with VETRO FiberMap, a Portland, Maine based GIS and broadband mapping software company, to offer customers a quick solution for determining if OTELCO’s Lightwave Fiber-optic Internet is available in their area. The technology will also enable OTELCO to identify rural areas across its multi-state footprint where the demand for fiber broadband is increasing, which will help inform their development and marketing efforts.  VETRO FiberMap provides a unique… Read more »