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.

Mat Harrison, a longtime Programmer at Socket, was recently named the 2013 Socketeer of the Year

The Socketeer-of-the-Year award was started 9 years ago, when Socket's owners decided to honor one of the year’s monthly You-Make-The-Difference-Award winners based on their embodiment of our Core Values and Beliefs.

Mat joined Socket’s tech support team in October 2004 before moving to the programming department in 2005. He writes a variety of applications we use here at Socket to keep our customers running smoothly, and he also develops and improves elements of Socket’s website.