Posts Tagged: Digital Literacy

The Best of 2017 and Our Hi-Speed Broadband Resolution for 2018

Happy New Year from OTELCO

As 2017  closes, we look back at our most popular posts.  Since they were so popular, we thought you might like to take a look.  You may observe a theme here too! Our #1 most read blog, Fiber to the Home Season Heats Up at OTELCO, shared information about a few of our current Fiber to the Premise projects. Next was Getting DSL to 40Mbps and Faster While We Build an All-Fiber Network, that explained… Read more »

3 Elements to Bridging the Digital Divide:
Affordable Broadband, a Computer in Every Home, and the Knowledge to Use the Technology

Prosperity has different benchmarks. Bridging the digital divide is crucial if we want prosperity for all. The digital divide is the gulf that exists between those who have ready access to the Internet and those who do not. The digital divide diminishes quality of life, economic opportunity and social interaction for those without access. Making Broadband More Affordable for Low Income Homes Naturally an important step in bridging the digital divide is making broadband access… Read more »

The Digital Divide:
Bridging it through Coopetition

Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide is a challenge we all face.  As communication technologies advance at warp speed and everyday life becomes more dependent on the Internet, it is critical to ensure that everyone can access all that the Internet has to offer. Although we, as providers, continually strive to deliver reliable high-speed Internet access, it is also incumbent upon us to provide the tools that subscribers need to maximize the benefit of that connectivity.  To… Read more »

One Approach to Improving Digital Literacy

As people of all ages become more engaged with technology and the Internet-of-Things, Digital and Computer Literacy becomes more important. Many believe that the true capabilities of ‘the cloud’ and computer technology have barely been tapped. Even with some of the amazing technology we have at our fingertips today, we’re always looking for more. As communication providers we continually seek out Internet based products and services to better serve our subscribers. For the past few… Read more »

Digital Literacy: Who’s Responsible?

Digital Literacy: Who is responsible for sharing all the advantages of broadband?

Before we answer the Digital Literacy question, lets take a little refresher course in Economics, remember widgets? Economics 101 taught us that if you develop a widget, in order to profit from it, you need a market in which to sell it. Therefore, if your widget is a hat that keeps your entire body warm with some edgy thermal-technology, you target your market and sell your product in really cold places where buyers should be… Read more »