OTELCO’s Efforts to Expand Broadband Access in Missouri Featured in ‘Missourian’ Special Report

i-Land, OTELCO’s fixed wireless Internet service provider in Missouri, was recently featured in an article on the impact limited broadband availability has on rural Missouri business owners. The article describes in detail the challenges faced by business owners in Hickory County, Missouri caused by a lack of widely-available rural broadband. The piece is part of a larger special report on Missouri’s lack of reliable rural broadband coverage. Business owners Larry and Cindy Lightfoot tell The… Read more »

OTELCO Hires Scott Littlefield as Network Engineering Manager and Danielle Hopper as Senior Voice and Data Engineer

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OTELCO is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Littlefield as a Network Engineering Manager and Danielle Hopper as a Senior Voice and Data Engineer. Littlefield will be working in Portland and New Gloucester and Hopper will be based in New Gloucester.  Littlefield returns to OTELCO after three years of working for Windstream in South Carolina. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at OTELCO. Littlefield is a graduate of the University of Maine with BS… Read more »

OTT Communications Announces Corporate Rebranding, Changes Name to OTELCO

OTT Communications, a telecommunications provider and division of OTELCO, Inc., has announced a corporate name change to OTELCO, effectively immediately. The new name and logo is the result of a comprehensive rebranding effort that unifies the OTELCO family of companies under one corporate identity: OTELCO. OTT Communications has been operating as a division of OTELCO, Inc., a publicly traded company with 220+ employees that provides wireline telecommunications services in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire,… Read more »

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 »