BDN — Bangor computer program helps seniors surf the web safely and stay connected

By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff Posted June 23, 2017, at 6:25 a.m. Ruth Frost spent 30 years working in the family business, handling inventory, payroll and other office functions for Frost’s Garage, her husband’s automotive repair shop in Hampden. For many of those years, she used a desktop computer fitted with the specific programs she needed to do her job. “I did what I was trained to do, but I never used the computer for… Read more »


Dave Allen, Sr. VP of Telecom Operations

New Gloucester, ME –   OTELCO is pleased to welcome David Allen to the OTELCO Team.  As the Senior Director of Telecom Operations, Mr. Allen will head the multistate Switching, Outside Plant and Engineering Departments for Otelco.  He will also be responsible for for the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the Telecom Plant, with a specific goal of ensuring completion of the 10 year broadband construction plan.  He will oversee work in New England, Alabama,… Read more »

Maine Legislative Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee Considers LD 1610:
An Act to Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information

The Maine EUCT is conducting a hearing on LD 1610 today, The following is the testimony presented in writing by OTELCO: Testimony of Tracy Scheckel Marketing Manager, OTELCO Regarding LD 1610, An Act To Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information OTELCO is in strong support of the legislation as currently written. Chairs, Representative Berry and Senator Woodsome; and members of the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee;  Senators Cushing and Dion, and Representatives Cooper, DeChant,… Read more »

World Wide Wow

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 »