Posts Tagged: Fiber

Fiber by the Numbers 2018

Facts and Figures about OTELCO's 2018 fiber progress.

It is that time of year again, where we provide a “By the Numbers” look back at our yearly Fiber to the Premise progress. Every year we get closer and closer to our goal of providing Lightwave Fiber Internet to all of our customers. It has been a year of changes for OTELCO. Among other things, our family of companies has been under one name for a full year now, we launched a brand new… Read more »

How a DSL Inquiry Became Fiber to the Premise for One Local Business and Maybe More

Fiber to the premise PCNU

Technology. Tradition. Together.® You just might have heard these words before if you have anything to do with OTELCO. Technology is obvious; we’re a communication company. The fact that we’ve been serving rural communities for more than a century, speaks to Tradition. This story is a fabulous example of where Together comes in. Granby, Massachusetts is a small town in the western part of the state. The Granby Telephone and Telegraph Company, now part of… Read more »

High Speed 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 High Speed 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… Read more »

FTTP: Are your devices affecting your Internet speed?

A graphic of a speed test that read 51 Mb

Most rural providers have extensive DSL infrastructure and are gradually building FTTP infrastructure as finances permit; OTELCO is among them. As we continually expand our Lightwave zone, we want to share some information to help our subscribers who are in those areas to make the most of their service. DSL vs FTTP DSL and Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) are 2 mechanisms for the delivery of Internet access. DSL uses copper telephone lines to deliver… Read more »

OTELCO Fiber 2017
By the Numbers

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Last year at this time we provided a look, “By the Numbers”, at our Fiber to the Premise accomplishments for 2016.  We are still committed to building fiber to every customer, but as we’ve said in the past, it will take time. This year we share our 2017 accomplishments for the former OTT service area AND the rest of our OTELCO service area in Alabama and Missouri. One of the reasons for our corporate re-brand… Read more »