Posts Tagged: New England

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 »

Case Study: How Desktop Virtualization Serves BerryDunn’s Healthcare Analytics Team

BerryDunn is a full-service accounting and consulting firm, anchored in its birthplace, Portland, ME. The firm recently merged with Compass Health Analytics, a healthcare analytics company and longtime client of OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services (formally Reliable Networks). Recently we sat down with senior data analytics consultant Miles Isacke to discuss how Managed Services from OTELCO serve the BerryDunn healthcare analytics team using desktop virtualization. Why OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services Isacke finds that it… Read more »

Community Broadband Initiatives are Taking Root Around the Country

Community Broadband FIber Internet Construction

In Maine alone, dozens of towns, counties, and economic development entities are working in regional groups to plan for community broadband deployment. In many cases, the public private partnerships formed by these regional groups open the door to additional funding and resources. Individual communities across the US, including no less than 7 in Maine, have decided to invest their own resources to construct community broadband networks. Although no two implementation models are identical, many employ… Read more »

Re-defining Broadband in Maine
What’s your opinion?

Cape Neddick lighthouse, the Nubble light, stands watch over a wintry landscape on a January morning.

If you’re reading this post, you are an Internet consumer, or you may be an entrepreneur who depends on the internet to conduct business; whatever your broadband needs are, your opinion about Internet speed may help shape the future of broadband in Maine. What Defines Broadband? When cable companies began to provide Internet access to consumers, the service was faster than traditional DSL and dial-up, and the industry coined the term to mean high-speed Internet… Read more »

250 Years for Sanford – Springvale Chamber
One More Vote for Net Neutrality

On March 9th, OTELCO had the honor to help the Sanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 250th birthday by sponsoring a luncheon with Maine Senator Angus King at the Town Club in Sanford. Senator King is a huge supporter of the deployment of high-speed Internet, particularly in rural communities. As you might guess, OTELCO shares that vision, and several of us attended the event to hear what the Senator had to say. After Senator… Read more »