Posts Tagged: The Internet

Gigabit Internet:
What is it? Do I need it?

Some of you may be familiar with the term Broadband or Bandwidth Envy; it’s simply anxiety caused by not having the fastest Internet speed available.  (It’s like the feeling you get when you realize that Apple has released a newer iPhone than the one you just bought.) Anyway, the current buzz in Internet speed is Gigabit Internet service.  Gigabit Internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per… Read more »

Cyber Insurance: What is it and how can OTELCO help you get it?

Two woman sit down to talk about cyber insurance.

Cyber insurance is a growing industry, and for good reason. With business practices going increasingly digital, cybercriminals are adapting to the latest technologies, making the need to protect your business from virtual threats ever more pressing. According to Eireann Leverett, senior risk researcher at Cambridge, “there is a net gain in society as cyber insurance starts to show the true cost of cybercrimes and help business or civil society organizations survive events they otherwise would… Read more »

Eating in Oneonta

A picture of the window of Miller's Soda Shoppe in Oneonta, AL

One of the great things about working for OTELCO is that we have the best customers. At the end of the day, they are what makes up our company. Last week, OTELCO participated in the Oneonta Business Association’s first-ever Festival of Lights. Not only was it a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday Season, but it was also an opportunity for us to get to know some of our Alabama customers. Now that I… Read more »

Municipal Broadband Networks Are Not a Threat to the First Amendment

The constitution over a flag with a gavel on top of it.

Last week, Motherboard published an article denouncing a speech made by FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, at this year’s “Free Speech America Gala” held by the Media Institute. In this speech, O’Rielly outwardly attacked municipal owned networks for impinging upon users first amendment rights. The commissioner’s exact words were “In addition to creating competitive distortions and misdirecting scarce resources that should go to bringing broadband to the truly unserved areas, municipal broadband networks have engaged in… 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 »