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Every month, Socket employees nominate and vote on a co-worker who best exemplifies our Core Values and Beliefs.

This month, we picked Kevin Sell.

Kevin came to Socket a little over a year ago, bringing a decade's worth of field service experience to the position. Lately, he's been performing pre-installation work in rural Boone and Callaway counties. As we prepare to begin installing fiber-to-the-home services in this area, Kevin talks with customers about how the fiber will be run to their home. 

It’s not like it’s the first time. We have done it many times before.  But it’s still one of the most fun parts of being in business. The moment a plan goes the way you had predicted it would on the back of a piece of paper years before.

We knew years ago that we would have to get into the phone system business. We could see the slow march of our PBX partners to start offering SIP trunks from a national provider to replace the phone service that Socket was providing today. We even looked at traditional PBX offerings, and considered purchasing an existing interconnection company to get us up and running fast.

Fiber directly to someone’s home?  You honestly think we could do that?

I recall these conversations vividly from almost ten years ago in a cramped little office above what is now Bangkok Gardens on Cherry Street in Columbia, MO. We had painted the walls, bought a used conference table, several faux leather couches and a lot of white boards to create a place that the owners of Socket could get away and talk about what’s next.