Posts Tagged: Broadband

Gigabit Internet:
What is it? Do I need it?

Some of you may be familiar with the term Broadband or Bandwidth Envy; it’s simply anxiety caused by not having the fastest Internet speed available.  (It’s like the feeling you get when you realize that Apple has released a newer iPhone than the one you just bought.) Anyway, the current buzz in Internet speed is Gigabit Internet service.  Gigabit Internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per… Read more »

Statewide Survey Seeks to Better Understand the Importance of Broadband in Maine

The Telecommunications Association of Maine (TAM) has teamed up with Consolidated Communications and The Island Institute to conduct a statewide survey to understand the usage, needs, and importance of broadband in Maine. TAM, along with its rural telecommunications provider members, like OTELCO, is dedicated to promoting affordable voice and Internet services in rural Maine. The survey asks residents and businesses from all regions of Maine about the importance of Internet-dependent pursuits, such as telecommuting, aging… Read more »

Building Fiber in Alton

Alton residents voting during their annual town meeting.

In the last few months, OTELCO has been working with the town of Alton, ME on an exciting municipal broadband project that would provide Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) to the entire community. On March 30th, at their annual town meeting, Alton voters unanimously approved a $150,000 appropriation to fund fiber expansion. The $150,000 is coming from the Juniper Ridge Fund, which allowed the town to invest in the project without having to impact property… Read more »

Better Value on the Way for Alabama Internet Customers

OTELCO is making changes to its cable Internet hardware like the hardware pictured here.

Our DSL and Cable customers in Alabama have a legitimate concern about their Internet access.  We have heard from our customers that DSL subscribers in Alabama have been paying too much for too little.  This is made all the more frustrating as those who are still on DSL watch neighbors in surrounding areas gain access to our new Lightwave fiber to the home service. We hear you. Over the last several months our engineering, customer… Read more »

OTELCO’s Efforts to Upgrade Cable Internet in Alabama

OTELCO is working to upgrade Internet Cable in our sweet home of Alabama

At OTELCO, we are always striving to improve our customer experience. Sometimes that means offering new services, and other times it means improving on our existing ones. To do the latter, we have been upgrading our cable Internet network in Alabama. In 2018 OTELCO started revamping the Oneonta Cable broadband system to provide a faster, more reliable connection for our subscribers. This week’s blog looks at how cable Internet works, and how OTELCO is working… Read more »