I started in the telecom industry in Bossier City, Louisiana in 1982 with a long-distance company called Long Distance Savers (LDS). When time permits, ask me about some stories like going through the business card fishbowls in the restaurants or about asking my kids to write phone numbers from every business truck that went by. Anything to get me new customers.
After LDS, I worked for LDDS which later became WorldCom.
Forward a few years to 1998 when I moved to Brevard County and started working for KMC Telecom which later got bought by TelCove and is now Century Link.
I continued my long standing telecom career with FDN (Florida Digital Networks) that later became NuVox and even later Windstream. Yup, I was there for all that.
Because of my previous success, in 2010 I was recruited by Deltacom. Soon after, Deltacom was bought out by EarthLink Business. I left EarthLink in 2013 and then became an agent with TrueChoice Telecom (now called TrueChoice Technology). (EarthLink Business is now Windstream.)
These days I work as an independent agent representing 65+ carriers throughout the U.S. and can sell just about any telecom product any where in the U.S. and beyond.
Typically, a customer wants at least three quotes for a certain product. I can easily reach out and get the quotes from multiple carriers. i.e., AT&T, Century Link, Nitel and Spectrum (just to name a few) and present those quotes to the client.