Under-Promise and Over-Deliver: Getting the “Up To” out of Broadband

No up to in broadband

In my first college course in marketing, we talked extensively about the catchphrase: “under-promise and over-deliver.” Setting correct expectations with consumers is vital to happy customers, positive reviews and word-of-mouth sales.  As a result, I’ve always known the telecom industry’s tendency to advertise broadband speeds at the upper limit of what’s available creates problems.  Rather than setting ourselves up to succeed, we set ourselves up to fail. The result is just what you would expect:… Read more »

Getting DSL to 40Mbps and Faster While We Build an All-Fiber Network

40Mbps Home DSL

The copper telephone network has had a long and productive life, but its days are numbered. Landline phones are at long last going the way of the telegraph, and DSL technology’s ability to squeeze more bandwidth out of a phone line is nearing its limit. More and more, companies like ours are investing in Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) in order to keep up with the ever increasing demand for bandwidth.  Trouble is, building an all-fiber network will… Read more »

Broadband and Economic Development: Important, But There’s So Much More

Growing Local Business

The Philosophy of Broadband and Economic Development We continually hear about the importance of broadband and economic development in Maine and just about everywhere else.  From the OTT perspective, reliable broadband is the key, but as important as connectivity is, other factors come into play. In New Gloucester, Maine, where the OTT corporate offices are located, the Gray – New Gloucester Development Corporation is helping the economic development cause in its own way.  OTT has… Read more »

“Ode to a Blog”
Your top OTT Blog Clicks of 2-0-1-6

Happy New Year from OTT

As we close sixteen, you all know the scene, Good tidings we send, but that’s not the end! At this time of year, we join with the rest We take some time to look at the best! We blog every week, your approval we seek. Of the posts that you picked, 5 got the most clicks They are highlighted here For the end of the year! A hot topic in the land, is Rural Broadband…. Read more »

OTT FTTP (Fiber to the Premise) 2016 Projects by the Numbers

OTT FTTP

Fiber optic technology is today’s best Internet access delivery method and because of its versatility, durability, and expandability, it is likely to remain so, well into the future.  Delivering FTTP, or fiber to the premise is the goal of many Internet service providers, including OTT.  Meeting that goal is not easy — especially in the rural areas we serve.  Below is a look at 2016 stats for OTT FTTP implementation. Some simple math makes it… Read more »