OTELCO, giving back to the communities we serve

As November approaches, believe it or not, the 2021 holiday season is upon us!  Here at OTELCO, the year has flown by as our engineers and outside plant teams are building new fiber infrastructure as fast as they can.  As excited as we are to be bringing high-speed fiber Internet to more people every day, we are even more excited to give back to the communities we serve.

This year, OTELCO will support two different organizations by making a donation based on the number of customers who order our high-speed fiber Internet during November and December.

In Alabama

We’re so excited to be working with Kids Play Alabama, a new organization dedicated to providing scholarships to eligible children to offset the high cost of registrations, uniforms, and equipment needed for organized sports and other out of school activities.  According to Susan Downs, Kids Play Alabama Founder and Executive Director, the organization will be providing scholarships in the amount of $300 to children in grades K -12 on a first come first served basis.

OTELCO will be donating $300 for a scholarship to be awarded to an eligible student who lives in our service footprint.  Additionally, we’ll donate $1 for every new high-speed fiber Internet order processed from November 1 through December 31.

In Other Service Areas

In the other states where we have fiber Internet available, we’ll be supporting Veterans Count.  Veterans Count is part of Easterseals Military and Veterans Services and offers many resources and services to veterans, service members and their families.  In Maine, OTELCO was a presenting sponsor at the first annual Hot Rods and Heroes car show fundraiser at the Bill Dodge Auto Group in Westbrook.  We were excited to see more than 2,000 Veterans Count supporters at the event.  In addition to our sponsorship, we will be donating $1 for every high-speed fiber Internet order processed in Maine, Missouri, and Vermont between November 1 and December 31.

We are proud to support these 2 worthy organizations through our initial contributions and we look forward to the contributions we’ll make at the end of December.  If you’d like to donate to either organization on your own, or apply for the Kids Paly Alabama scholarship, you’ll find everything you need at the links provided above.