Utility Telecom: How We Started

At age 14, Jason Mills was a young entrepreneur. Inspired by the personal computer revolution of the 1980’s, he started his own business selling and installing business telephone systems. Mills ran Livermore Telephone Company out of his parents’ ranch and installed telephone sets, control equipment, and key service units at…

Copper Theft

To Our Valued Customers, The communications networks that we all depend upon daily for conducting business and summoning public aid such as law enforcement, ambulances and fire departments, are being assaulted daily in our hometowns by two different groups: copper thieves and terrorists or vandals, depending on FBI classification. The…

CA Sales Tax decrease/Local Gov Budgets/ AB103 Enterprise Zone

Fortunately for California residents and businesses, the emergency 1% sales tax increase passed by the State Legislature will expire on June 30, meaning that in July we will pay less for everything that we buy at the register. In addition, Utility Telephone will be able to be a little more…

Recent Copper Cuts

The communications networks that we all depend upon daily for conducting business and summoning public aid such as law enforcement, ambulances and fire departments, are being assaulted daily in our hometowns by two different groups: copper thieves and terrorists or vandals, depending on FBI classification. The copper thieves operate late…

Taking Extraordinary Precautions Against International Fraud

Here is an interesting article highlighting a very important problem in the industry today. Utility Telephone takes extraordinary precautions to safeguard your network and your pocketbook. If you are a Utility Telephone customer, we automatically offer call-barring features to block access to all international numbers. We’ve taken the initiative to…

Benefits of a Customer Referral Program

When approaching anything new, it’s human nature to ask a friend, family member, or colleague for some suggestions. Whether you’re on social media asking for suggestions on a new restaurant to try, recommendations when traveling, or services to consider when running a business, there is no denying how powerful the…

Why Choose Accession Communicator?

As a professional in any industry, you know the importance of being accessible to your team and customers. Whether you’re working from home or just on-the-go, open communication can be crucial for your business. Remote workers can stay connected using their laptops, but employees who are constantly on the road…

What is SD-WAN and Why Do You Need It?

Software Defined-Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is an application that takes networks that were separate and turns them into a part of a common encrypted network, or a single WAN. This turns the previous infrastructure into a network that’s accessible at all points, such as a company’s multiple branches, data centers,…

How to Set Up Utility Telecom’s Accession Communicator

Today’s dispersed workforce can make it difficult to get every member of your team on the same page. But with Accession Communicator by Utility Telecom, your team will have access to their office phones wherever they go, connecting your team better than ever. Setting up Accession Communicator is simple: Download…

Advanced Faxing Solutions

Fax machines have made their mark as a key office appliance. They’ve provided businesses many years of security, functionality, and simplicity across all users. But for small to medium sized businesses who don’t fax regularly, the cost of supplies and maintenance can be a hassle and multi-location faxing can be…