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 »

OTELCO Wins $260K ConnectME Grant to Expand Fiber Broadband to all Alton, ME Residents

Planning Grant is Awarded to Kick Off Additional FTTP Project in Argyle Township July 10, 2019 – OTELCO, a telecommunications provider servicing areas of Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia, announced today that it has won a $260,000 ConnectME Authority grant that will allow the company to complete a high-speed fiber optic broadband network to unserved residents of Alton, Maine. OTELCO applied for the ConnectME grant following a March 30 Town… Read more »