Otelco’s four Alabama telephone companies are participating in Governor Riley’s Alabama Broadband Initiative which is working to identify areas in Alabama lacking broadband Internet access and also identify the speeds at which consumers can access broadband in currently served areas. The State has requested the help and participation of all the local telephone companies, Internet Service Providers, cable television companies, and other providers of Internet service to Alabama customers in the two-year long ConnectingALABAMA initiative.
Some of the goals of the ConnectingALABAMA initiative are to:
- Locate areas of Alabama unserved and underserved with high-speed Internet service,
- Identify barriers to providing high-speed Internet service to those areas.
- Increase demand for and availability of high-speed Internet services within those areas.
Otelco’s Alabama companies are proud to report that within our four service areas, the availability for our customers of some form of high-speed Internet ranges from 95 % to 100 %. In other words, only 5% or less of Otelco customers do not have access to some level of high-speed Internet, if they choose to request it. This demonstrates Otelco’s commitment to providing our customers with quality services in an efficient manner.