about

No matter where you live, you deserve high-speed internet access.

It's why CarolinaConnect is developing partnerships with electric cooperatives in South Carolina. Just as the electric co-ops brought power where it was needed in the 1930s, CarolinaConnect was formed to bridge the high-speed internet service gap that affects many electric co-op members today.

We’re already at work in the midlands of South Carolina bringing faster, dependable and more affordable internet service to electric co-op members. Best of all, it comes with the service reliability you expect from your electric cooperative.

We know connected communities are more educated and more prosperous communities. As an affiliate company of the electric co-op system, we’re proud to be part of connecting members to internet service that can impact their quality of life, in the same way electricity did all those years ago.

Take a moment to see where we’re going next. Be sure to join the list to indicate your interest in internet made better.

leadership

Glenn Martin

Chief Executive Officer

Glenn Martin brings more than 25 years in the communications industry to CarolinaConnect. A native of Mullins, S.C., Glenn graduated from Clemson University in 1984 and began his management career at Fieldcrest Cannon’s locations in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. From 1989 to 2016, Glenn worked for a regional telecommunications company, where he led several corporate departments and subsidiary companies to record success. Off the job, Glenn has served in a variety of community roles, including board chair of the Greater Lexington Chamber and the Lexington County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Al Harman

Chief Operations Officer

A 25-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Al Harman leads the design, implementation and integration of CarolinaConnect’s network technologies. He is responsible for all technical personnel and coordinates projects across various departments. A 1990 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in electrical engineering, Al got his start in telecommunications at Pond Branch Telephone Company. While there, his responsibilities grew from network engineer to director of business development. He went on to become a vital member of the Comporium Midlands team, where he served as vice president of operations from 2004–2014 and vice president and general manager from 2014–2016. Away from telecommunications, Al has served on the boards of directors of Lexington Medical Center, Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District and Lexington County Clemson Club. He also has served on the Clemson University Board of Visitors.

DeeDee K. Laramore

Vice President of Administration

For more than two decades, DeeDee Laramore has worked in the telecommunications industry, successfully serving in almost every area of the business. She is a graduate of Winthrop University and began her career at Pond Branch Telephone Company (PBT), where she had the opportunity to work in a variety of departments before transitioning to human resources management. When PBT was purchased in 2004, her managerial responsibilities grew to incorporate oversight of the company’s safety, accounting and public relations departments. DeeDee was in integral part of CarolinaConnect’s inception and continues to play a critical role in its strategic growth and forward momentum today. When not working, DeeDee plays active volunteer roles with both her church and children’s school.

careers

Thank you for your interest in working with CarolinaConnect, an equal opportunity employer. Please review our open positions below.

  • Installation/Repair Technician

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    CarolinaConnect has an opening for an Installation/Repair Technician. We are a premier internet service provider, priding itself on exceptional customer service and service reliability for business and residential communities in the Lexington, South Carolina, area.

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    We’re experiencing significant growth and are seeking a self-motivated, professional candidate to fill this front-line, customer-facing service and installation role. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Technical Operations team. The position requires: strong reasoning skills and the ability to execute instructions in written and diagram form; the ability to problem solve with abstract and concrete variables; willingness to make decisions addressing escalation issues; excellent organization and time management skills; and strong communications skills to provide exceptional customer service and work closely with all CarolinaConnect employees.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Install residential and business service, including ethernet cable installation, termination and wireless networks, and provide customer education.
    • Perform service repair, including troubleshooting of premises equipment and service connections from the terminal to the premises.
    • Install and repair VoIP.
    • Detect problems with use of a fiber OTDR, light power meter and fiber fusion splicer.
    • Document service installation and repair orders, as well as manage inventory.
    • Climb ladders to perform high work at various elevations.
    • Understand CarolinaConnect safety procedures and follow all safety rules.
    • Safely operate and properly maintain work vehicle.
    • Maintain properly calibrated test equipment.
    • Occasionally perform tasks designated to higher-level positions.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Two to three years of related experience and/or training required or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in installation or technical support positions preferred. CATV, ISP VoIP and/or telecommunications experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in use of laptop, smart phone and email systems.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record as determined by CarolinaConnect.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    The physical demands described are representative of those needed to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are defined in further detail in the job description. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    To be considered for employment, please submit a resume and salary requirements to: info@carolinaconnect.com, referencing "Installation/Repair Technician" in the email subject line.

    CarolinaConnect Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.