Do you have a fun getaway planned? With the weather we’ve had, we don’t blame you a bit.

If you’re heading to a tropical locale this season (or maybe just taking a summer trip) you might be planning to take a laptop computer or tablet to stay connected while you’re gone.

Last Saturday, 10 Socketeers donned their best nerd gear and went out for a short, brisk swim.

Outdoors.

Socket is proud to help sponsor the Polar Plunge, an annual event held to raise funds for Special Olympics Missouri. Volunteers jumped into Stephens Lake, which firefighters were busy cutting a hole into up till the hour of the event. It didn’t scare our Plungers, though – they were one of the first few teams to dive in this year!

We think it's time our fiber-optic service had its own distinct name.

A name that conveys the amazing ability of fiber to transfer voice and data using lasers and light and glass strands. Something that sets it apart from DSL, wireless, satellite and cable. Because it's so much faster, so much more reliable and much more capable of meeting the demands of tomorrow's Internet.