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Audrain County Native Receives Honor From Socket

Socket, a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider, recently recognized Audrain County native Jim Quisenberry as the recipient of its monhtly You-Make-the-Difference award. Each month, Socket employees nominate co-workers for the award and then vote on one winner who best reflects Socket's Core Values and Beliefs.

Quisenberry started at Socket in 2012 as a field services technician, and was soon promoted to department supervisor. Additionally, he is now responsible for the development of a construction team for Socket's outside plant builds, including fiber drops for both residential and business customers.

"I applied to Socket after reading about the rural fiber-to-the-home project, and wanted to be a part of it," said Quisenberry. "A bonus for me was learning about how Socket's network and telephony in general works."

Originally from Mexico, Missouri, Quisenberry has always been a musician. In his free time, he is a vocalist and lead guitar player in local band Primitive Soul, which regularly plays shows all across mid-Missouri.

"Receiving this award is special since it's awarded by my coworkers," said Quisenberry. "I'm grateful that they think I deserve this."

Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider with the largest service area in the state. Socket is a privately held company that provides families and businesses a choice for local and long-distance phone and Internet service. It combines the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge. Socket's network serves residents and businesses throughout Missouri, and its customers enjoy simple billing and quick, friendly service. For additional information, visit www.socket.net.