Posts Tagged: Maine

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 »

The Broadband Barrier Blocking Telehealth Expansion in Rural America

A doctor uses telehealth technology on his laptop.

Access to healthcare has always been a struggle for rural communities. Too often, the sick, elderly, and disabled have had to drive hours just for basic medical needs. Telehealth is a viable health care solution for rural communities, but there is still a significant barrier standing in the way, and that barrier is insufficient broadband. Telehealth: What is it? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and… Read more »

How a Law Firm Simplified their IT with Managed Services

The sign for Capital City law, a proud partner of OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services

Last week we explored how OTECLO Cloud and Managed Services would help three hypothetical businesses with their unique IT needs. This week, we take a look at how OTELCO uses Managed Services to support a very real firm in Augusta, ME. Teresa Cloutier of Capital City Law sits down with us to discuss how IT services from OTELCO have helped her firm manage their business technology needs. Capital City Law Capital City Law PLLC was… Read more »

OTELCO Gets Lost at Pumpkin Valley Farm

Pumpkin Valley is a family owned farm in Dayton, ME and a proud OTELCO customer for over ten years. In 2002, the Harris family transformed their farm into a corn maze, and now every fall families come to get lost in their stalks. OTELCO took a trip to Dayton to check out the maze, and to talk to the family about how they use their OTELCO internet connection to run their business. The Maze Keith… Read more »

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 »