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 »


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 »



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 »

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 »