Face to Face with Race: Clair Quinnine

For all of our new customers who have placed their orders over the phone, the chances you spoke with San Francisco native Clair Quinnine are very, very high. He’s our newbie to the Sales team and despite only being a few months in, he has earned the title of the Triple Play King! Read more to see how Clair spends his day at Race.

How long have you worked at Race?

I have been at Race for five months.

What exactly do you do at Race? I am an Inside Sales Residential Specialist. I mostly deal with the residential sales. I deal a lot with our database. So like: keeping our database up with our customers, taking sales, making calls and letting customers know about our new services.

What’s your typical day like?

When I get into the office in the mornings, I check our system for incoming messages, voicemails that I either need to call the customer back or send them a message about their questions. I then check our customer database for new customers so I can make any changes.  I then began my sales day, taking incoming calls and making outgoing calls to customers in our database about the services we offer.

If you could switch jobs with anyone at Race, who would it be and why?

I think Nico (our Enterprise Sales Account Representative), he’s more on the business side of things. I would like to learn more of the business. Learning how to put together quotes, or crunching different numbers for enterprise customers seems interesting to me. His work is more in-depth with potential business orders. I think his job is intriguing and I would love to learn more.

What skills have you gained since working at Race?

That’s a great question!  My sales skills have gone up through the roof! My communication skills have also been improved. This a great company to grow in.  I have also learned a lot of new systems such as Pitstop and Hatchbuck. Learning these are great!

What three words would you use to describe Race?

Race is intriguing. Race is optimistic. Race is exciting!

Bonus Question: What celebrity do people think you look like?

[Laughs] I get Morris Chestnut a lot! It’s probably because I’m tall and bald. I get a lot of that. It’s a compliment.

 

Surprise, Surprise, Yellow Zone!

Your Internet just got better!

We know you have anxiously awaited our launch since we announced we were coming to the Bear Valley Springs area!

It’s time to Gigafy your life with fiber optic Internet that offers speeds up to 25 times faster than DSL or cable.  With our gigabit fiber to the home plans you will never see another dreaded buffering circle, and because we know uploads matter just as much as your downloads

Today, you can officially start placing your orders for our fiber optic product line-up that includes:

  • Race Internet: Make your Internet connection fly–Gigafy. With speeds up to 100 times faster than DSL or cable, Race’s gigabit fiber-to-the-premises makes the Internet feel like it’s right next to you, on your own private network.
  • Race Phone: Race offers fiber-based phone service for the highest-quality voice calls. Our unlimited phone lines come with nationwide calling, a full range of call and phone features, and very low international rates. Since our phone service is a traditional landline and not VOIP, it is reliable even in a power outage.
  • Race TV: This new, top of the line product is delivered over our company’s fiber-to-the-premises network. The service includes all of the most popular US cable channels and has something for movie buffs and sports enthusiasts alike. Enjoy Superior HD-quality video, a variety of news, sports and entertainment channels and the newest in DVR technology and Video OnDemand and offers a comprehensive TV package with close to 300 SD and HD channels.

Prior to the launch, all of the 4,800 residents had copper wiring running throughout town. Traditionally, copper wiring was designed to handle most analog communications such as Morris Code. But in today’s connected world, speed is a necessity that comes in the form of fiber optics.

Now residents in the Yellow can sit back and upload, download and stream at never before seen speed. Our service allows symmetrical speeds, up to 1GBPS, meaning it downloads and uploads content at the same speed and consistency in both directions.

Visit us on at Race.com or call us today at 1-877-722-3833 to place your order today!

 

To Infinity and Beyond – Tehachapi Style

Excitement, enthusiasm, and enjoyment filled the air yesterday at the Tehachapi Airport.

Over 700 elementary and middle school students came, for one thing, to see their rockets take flight.

The students all came to together to celebrate weeks of their hard work. Since April, they have been participating in the Art, Science & Technology Educational (AST) Intermediate Space Challenge and Race Communications was there to cheer them on.

The Intermediate Space Challenge (ISC), started back in 2010 and is a program designed to capture youthful imagination about space and energize their interest in the engineering, mathematics, and Science career fields.

The ISC focuses on 4th and 5th grade, engaging them in a team effort to build a model rocket, write about their thoughts on space exploration, learn about rocket propulsion principles, and participate in a launch day event at Tehachapi Municipal Airport.

The challenge grades students on their banner designs, essay, and rocket flight.

Globally, of the 40 most advanced countries, the United States ranks No.38 when it comes to graduating science majors according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

While Americans scientist still publish more papers than their international counterparts, not nearly enough students are graduating with degrees in the STEM field to keep up with the rest of the world.

But, yesterday was different.

“We’re living in such an awesome time that you guys will be shaping the future,” said Marie Walker, an AST Volunteer and MC of the event.

Hand-crafted, colorful banners with team names such as the “NASA Brats,” “Space Warriors” and the “Super Momma Birds” all eagerly waited for their rockets to take flight.

Purple glittered and American flag rockets were a few of the 29 one-of-kind designs that lined the skies. The cone-shaped rockets were mostly made out of cardboard and plastic and have an average height of about 350 feet of air time.

Before every rocket that took flight, there was a countdown and some teams even prepare a special cheer for their design. With every rocket launched, it ended with an “ooh and ah” from the energetic crowd.

“This has been a great tradition and addition to our children’s curriculum for the past 7 years,” said Jim Miller, Product Development, RaceTV. “We hope to be a part of this event for many years to come.”