Hosted Phone Systems, Not Just for Offices

hosted phone system for cumberland county jail

We have talked at length about hosted phone systems for businesses of all sizes, how they can save money, streamline incoming calls, benefit call centers, and free up IT staff.  An installation we’re currently working on illustrates a whole new set of benefits to be achieved from a hosted phone system deployment. OTT is in the process of designing and deploying several different types of hosted phone systems at multiple Cumberland County, Maine facilities. Although… Read more »

Internet is not a choice, Representative Sensenbrenner!

Sensenbrenner

Having just finished a trip to visit family in New Jersey for Easter, I can unequivocally say that Internet IS NOT a choice. On the 6 hour drive down, thanks to OTT’s hosted phone system, with my cell phone, I was able to take calls that rang to my desk.  With a smart device I could keep up with email, and thanks to a hot spot was able to connect to the network to work… Read more »

FCC Rule Changes Repealed Before They Were Enacted

FCC Rule change

Back in November we talked about the FCC rule changes regarding Internet privacy and we explained the Telecommunications Act. We concentrated on how the act protects the privacy of telephone customers’ network proprietary information (CPNI).  Providers like OTT were minimally effected by the FCC rule changes because they strongly reflected the existing Telecommunication Act rules.  The ISPs who are not bound by telephone privacy requirements were the most effected by the change. FCC?  FTC? –… Read more »

Broadband in Maine: A Compelling Case Study of Its Benefits

Broadband in Maine

Dirigo:  Broadband in Maine, We SHOULD lead Last week we discussed a couple of the many bills regarding broadband in Maine that are floating around the Legislature.  We also hosted “Breakfast and Broadband” in Augusta with a dozen or so legislators joining us. Our presentation focused on OTT’s company history, some of the insights we shared in last week’s blog, and a recap of our ConnectME funded FTTP projects.  As great as it was to… Read more »

Broadband Infrastructure Funding Legislation: Almost, but not quite.

Maine State House

This Session, the Maine Legislature is considering no fewer than 20 bills related to broadband access.  Some of these bills focus on applications such as education and telehealth, while others focus on how networks are built and broadband infrastructure funding. One bill from this latter group is LD 140, An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Entrepreneurial Activity, Attract Business and Enhance Demographic In-migration by Investing in High-speed Broadband Infrastructure and… Read more »