Posts Tagged: Broadband

Busy Building Broadband

While We Were Away… We apologize to our blog readers for missing the last few weeks, but OTELCO has just been so busy building out fiber that there was no time to write. Here is a little peek into the rural broadband builds OTELCO has been up to this summer, what we have up our sleeve for the fall, and some interesting information from the USDA that we think will pique your interest. Fiber Buildouts … Read more »

The 73rd New England Management Institute
The View from 30,000 feet: Watching the World Change

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Next week OTELCO will be in the mountains of Newry Maine, attending the 73rd New England Management Institute. The Maine Town and City Manager’s executive committee hosts this event, and OTELCO has been a proud sponsor. This year’s theme is “The View from 30,000 feet: Watching the World Change”. According to MTMCA, the theme is meant to “highlight the changes in both the social and municipal worlds that we see happening at a very rapid… Read more »

Broadband Discussions Across Maine

Bar Harbor ME in the fall

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the ConnectME Authority, and their mission to equip Maine with reliable broadband infrastructure. For those who don’t know, ConnectME is a government agency whose mission is to “facilitate the universal availability of broadband to all Maine households and businesses and help them understand the valuable role it can play in enriching their lives and helping their communities thrive.” Already this year ConnectME has Redefined their… Read more »

OTELCO Fixed Wireless Internet

Sedalia Fixed Wireless Internet Tower

A Visit to Mid Missouri Recently I took a trip to our OTELCO offices in Pilot Grove and Sedalia, Missouri. In our Pilot Grove area, we operate much the same as our locations in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and West Virginia, in Sedalia we add fixed wireless Internet access to our product portfolio. I had the opportunity to spend most of my time there with our Director of Wireless Operations, Rick Lashley. Rick’s tenure with… Read more »

OTELCO Fiber Infrastructure
Where, when, why, and how.

A fiber optic cable

Because we feel it’s futureproof, OTELCO is working to not only deploy new fiber, but to replace old copper technology with fiber infrastructure when possible. With service footprints in 6 rural states, fiber deployment can be a challenge. As much as we’d like to bring Lightwave Fiber Internet to every location in every state, it’s just not feasible from a business perspective. Consider the following: What does a project cost? How many locations can be served?… Read more »