Open hearings needed before FCC issues damaging rule on internet access

Ending ‘net neutrality’ will allow giant telecoms to control the flow of information, hurt small businesses and consumers and cripple enforcement of fair practices. BY TREVOR JONES SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD NEW GLOUCESTER — The Federal Communications Commission is about to release a new order on net neutrality under the moniker “Restoring Internet Freedom.” In our opinion, this rule – which the FCC is poised to enact in less than two weeks – will ensure that the… Read more »

OTELCO Hires Paul Yearwood, MBA as Financial Analyst

Yearwood joins the growing OTELCO team as a Financial Analyst and will be based in the New Gloucester, Maine office. November 6, 2017 (New Gloucester, ME) – OTELCO, a division of Otelco Inc., is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Yearwood as Financial Analyst. Paul will be based out of OTELCO’s New Gloucester, Maine office. Yearwood joins OTELCO after previous roles in accounting/finance with Mallory Safety and Supply and New Outlook Financial, both based… Read more »

Defining down the definition of internet ‘service’ will hurt rural economy
As was once the case with phone service, a strong standard should be enforced for internet.

By Rob Souza; Special to the Press Herald NEW GLOUCESTER — We are writing to further the discussion and support the opinion of the Portland Press Herald Editorial Board (Oct. 2) regarding the Federal Communications Commission and that panel’s proposal to redefine the minimum internet service level. We agree that if the FCC redefines downward “adequate” service, rural Americans will lose out and be left further behind economically, educationally and in terms of quality of… Read more »

OTELCO WELCOMES JEAN SANTORA

New Gloucester, ME –   OTELCO is pleased to welcome Jean Santora to the OTELCO Team.  As the new Product Development Manager, Ms. Santora is a recognized expert at product lifecycle management, managing complex projects, developing and delivering training, building excellent customer and vendor relationships, and growing revenue. Ms. Santora has vast experience in the industry having previously worked with Verizon, Fairpoint, and Frontier.  She returns to Maine from CVM Solutions in Westchester, IL. “We are… Read more »

OTELCO COMMUNICATIONS WINS CONNECT MAINE GRANTS TO EXPAND FIBER BROADBAND SERVICE

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Projects Critical to Economic Success of People in Alton (New Gloucester, ME) – Maine-based OTELCO, a division of Otelco Inc., announced today that it has won a ConnectME Authority matching grant that will allow the company to provide high-speed fiber optic broadband service to unserved residents of Alton, Maine. The $78,000 grant will be matched by an equal investment by OTELCO. The grant supported portion of the build-out will serve 33 premises in the area…. Read more »