Howard Croswell, a Barriere resident for 20 years, says he can be your best friend when it comes to getting “a downtown internet service in any location”.
Howard has been installing Xplornet service for about a year now and says he really enjoys what he does.
Although previously retired, Howard says he took a job with another internet service provider for something to do, but quickly got tired of saying to people, “Sorry, I can’t help you”.
So he started to look at other options for employment in the industry and took a part time position with Kamloops Communications.
“I learned a lot there and got pretty busy with installations, they were great and helped me a lot, and then I was eventually able to go out on my own,” said Howard, who is now a part of Kamloops Satellite & Wireless.
“I’m quite happy with Xplornet,” says Howard, “They have very good promotions and are able to get people what they need.”
And that is Howard’s job in a nutshell; bringing people what they need to get them connected to high speed internet. He offers personalized service by consulting with the client to come up with the best solution for each installation, and then tailors that installation to the customers personalized needs.
“I know the areas that I work in, and I really enjoy getting out and doing the work to help people get connected,” says Howard, “I enjoy taking the backroads to rural properties and I like the fact that my job is all season.”
He says the coldest installation he has done in winter time so far was outdoors at minus -24° degrees. At this point the job has taken him to the Goldbridge area, Clinton, Tappen, Seymour Arm, and of course the North Thompson Valley and Kamloops, but he says his market area is actually anywhere in B.C.
Asked how the process works to bring Xplornet’s high speed service into a property, Howard says, “It’s best if people call me first, I know the towns and the areas and I can relate to what a client needs. In this way I am prepared for everything that a client might need for a quick installation; even if that means bringing a power saw.”
Howard says from the time a new client contacts him it is usually only two to three business days before the installation takes place, and due to the fact he is getting so busy with installations he has just hired two more installers.
“We design, and supply wireless solutions for a wide variety of modern communications needs.,” says Howard, “We look forward to applying our skills and experience to serve our customers Internet bandwidth and networking needs.”
His company deals with everything from a simple internet hotspot to a wireless extension of a telephone line.
“Any thought of retirement now seems to have moved forward,” says Howard, “I really enjoy what I am doing, meeting the people, and helping to get them connected to high speed service.”
You can reach Howard Croswell at 250-320-5982 or toll free at: 1-855-332-0497. Or go to: www.kamloopssatellite.com.