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OTT underwrites Digital Literacy Classes

Participants tackle computer basics in Waterboro By TAMMY WELLS,Senior Staff Writer — Journal Tribune, Biddeford, ME WATERBORO —  It seems these days, if you’re not ready to be online, you’re left behind. People talk about the web, about Facebook and other social media, or what they’ve seen on Pinterest. It is a brave new world, and it can be daunting. But some basic computer classes offered by Massabesic Center for Adult Learning is changing that… Read more »

Internet service providers offer computer classes for rural Mainers

The goal of digital literacy courses is to help residents enter the digital age while creating new broadband customers. By J. Craig Anderson  Staff Writer Portland Press herald Internet service providers in Maine’s rural communities are taking an active role in guiding seniors and others with limited computer skills across the digital divide. Rural ISPs have partnered with nonprofit organizations, libraries and adult education centers to teach basic computer skills to thousands of Mainers. Such… Read more »

The Maine School and Library Network Deserves Broad Support

By Trevor Jones This article originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald. Even people who are most concerned about the state of broadband Internet access across Maine agree that high speed access for our state’s schools and libraries is a bright spot, thanks to the Maine Schools and Library Network or MSLN. In fact, a 2015 study by the nonprofit advocacy group EducationSuperHighway ranked Maine 5th in the nation in providing broadband access to schools,… Read more »

OTELCO Selected as ISP for LeverettNet Gigabit Fiber Network

LeverettNet, a successful municipal owned broadband network in Leverett, Massachusetts has selected OTELCO, a Division of Otelco Inc. as the sole provider of voice and data services to their customers.  OTELCO is a family of six companies that have been providing telephone service since the late 1800s in 4 states including Maine, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Vermont.  In addition to telecommunication services, OTELCO offers a full suite of business solutions and high speed Internet to… Read more »

OTELCO Hosts Free Computer Classes in Shoreham, VT

As part of our commitment to bridge the digital divide through digital literacy training, OTELCO is underwriting adult education through “Computers at the Library” computer classes at Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham. The Very, Very Basics is being offered on Monday, December 5th from 7 – 8:30 pm. This very basics class covers parts and process, mystifying computer vocabulary, basic mouse skills, and a basic understanding of safe computer usage. Internet and Email will be… Read more »