07/02/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/02/2020 10:14
In 2020 OTELCO started a podcast called Evolution: Digital. Evolution: Digital explores how different industries have adapted to compete in today's digital marketplace. It puts technology center stage in interviews with professionals from organizations like the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Wallace State Community College, and Woodland Pulp and Paper. In this OTELCO blog post, we introduce the podcast and our first guest, Nick Batista, of the Island Institute.
In early June, the OTELCO Blog released a post announcing two grants awarded to the company to expand broadband. The first grant was from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to expand service in Morgan City, an unincorporated community located in Morgan and Marshall counties. The second was a grant from the Maine ConnectMe Authority to continue our work in Argyle.
Our annual Fiber by the Numbers post is always a favorite of OTELCO Blog readers. It serves as a look back at all the hard work we did in 2019, building fiber, investing in new technology, and bringing reliable high-speed Internet to the rural communities we proudly serve.
We all spent some extra time on our home networks this year, as our living rooms became offices, classrooms, and everything in between. Having the whole family online at once is known to put a strain on any connection. Still, with these helpful troubleshooting tips from the OTELCO blog, you were hopefully able to maximize your bandwidth during the pandemic.
Our most popular OTELCO Blog post of 2020 was the rollout of our informational video on the Arab Lightwave build. In it, host Tracy Scheckel speaks to Josh Smith, OTELCO's Director of Plant Operations, and Engineering and Mapping Director Jason Fuller about the ins and outs of the fiber build.
The OTELCO Blog has more great content coming your way in 2020. Our blog line up is full of informative posts about everything from cybersecurity to gigabit connections! So, subscribe today to stay tuned into the OTELCO Blog!