CS&T started out as a Local Computer Services
Provider in 1987 primarily through word of mouth
advertising and the lack of any local computer talent.
Over the years we incorporated CS&T and expanded our
services with high performance Internet Access, Web and
E-Mail hosting while maintaining Service and Sales of
custom High Performance Computer systems for both business
CS&T owns the Internet Domain Hamsfork.net. We
bought out 2 local hobbyists in 1996/2000 who were failing
with keeping their Internet Service running and expanded
those services, providing the first High Speed Wifi
Networks in our area and soon thereafter DSL. Our WIFI
network provided wireless service for Diamondville,
Frontier, Kemmerer, Urie, Mountain View, Lyman and
surrounding areas. Our DSL Services cover 14 states
carried over Mammoth Network out of Casper Wy. The local
hobbyists soon realized their mistake and also
started reselling Wifi. With our small population
and the increased number of home Wifi networks we decided
to get out of Wifi and sold our networks to another
established, professional company.
Computer Services and Training, Inc. is located in
Diamondville, Wyoming. For those of you unfamiliar with
our locale, the name "hamsfork.net" comes from the
Hamsfork River which winds through our valley binding our
We provide computer services from Evanston to Pinedale
Wyoming, installing and maintaining many homes, SOHO's,
small business' government and medical facilities.
Our service philosophy is that if your servers and systems
are maintained properly a small business network can
operate efficiently without expensive full time IT staff.
You are welcome to ask our clients about their IT expenses
and operational uptime.
President is Kevin
Office Manager Lisa
Kevin maintains and admins the domain systems as well as
consult, train and perform field service.
Lisa manages General Operations, Scheduling and Billing.
Brett lives in Big Piney Wyo., closer to our clients to
the north performing field service and currently admins
two health care facilities in that area.
A Little of Our History
The Hamsfork.net system was purchased from a local
competitor in June 1996. It consisted of a used terminal
server, router and an old 486 Linux box running www, ftp,
dns and mail serving about 90 customers via 8, 28.8 Kbps
modems through a single 56.7 Kbps Frame Relay. The system
was immediately upgraded to utilize 2, 56.7 Kbps Frame
Relay lines and 33.6 Kbps dial in modems to provide higher
speed for our customers. The entire system was relocated
to a more secure location with improved phone line access.
The domain name was changed to hamsfork.net to provide a
more community oriented name. Several hardware upgrades
were implemented over the next year to accommodate the
rapidly increasing customer base. New, more powerful
servers were added and high density Remote Access Servers
with internal modems eliminated the near constant trouble
we had with the external modems. The dynamic DNS and
Multiport PPP capability of the RAS were welcome
enhancements which greatly simplified customer
configuration and allows enhanced client speed though
On 10/1/98 we converted from the terrestrial 56.7 Kbps
land lines of US West to a wireless satellite based
system. Provided by Intellicom Inc. The T1+ System
consisted of a two-way, asynchronous Satellite ground
station which provided 2 Mbps download speed. Intellicom
proved to be an Excellent business associate, their VSAT
system was quite fast and reliable as well as being very
On 3/15/00 we installed The Hambone, our Wireless Local
Area Network (WLAN), to provide High Speed Access for home
and business. The WLAN bypasses the troublesome and
expensive Local Qwest Central Office to provide an
Ethernet Speed (11Mbps) backbone without use of telephone
On 3/25/00 we shutdown the VSAT T1+ System and cut over
to a Terrestrial T1 (1.544 Mbps) provided by Sprint. The
Latency of the VSAT system was just too high as compared
to the now affordable T1.
The Blacksfork.net system was purchased from a local
competitor on 11/1/2000. Blacksfork.net supports about 250
dialup and wireless clients. We operated in Bridger Valley
with Brett as Service Tech there until 11/1/2012 when we
sold the domain to NGC Communications out of Evanston and
moved Brett to Big Piney Wy.
On 4/1/2001 we signed on Bridger Valley Electric
Association, an ISP in Bridger Valley as a client and
supported both blacksfork.net and bvea.net data services
through the Urie POP for about 1 year. On 8/31/2002 BVEA
decided to try it on their own.
On 7/22/2001 we were selected and signed on as an
Affiliate of US Online, The Nations Largest Network of
Local Internet Service Providers. US Online offered
National and Local Advertising, Nationwide Roaming, E-Mail
Filtering and a number of other Portal Services which are
sure to be invaluable to our clients. On 6/1/2005 we
discontinued utilizing the services of US Online.
They seemed to have gotten away from their core business
and were trying to expand with some get rich quick
scheme. This caused their web site to suffer,
support was getting poorer and uptime was dropping.
We set up a new site here locally and ceased the redirect.
On 8/1/2004 we brought DSL Services into our area.
After waiting several years for Qwest to update the
Central Office in Kemmerer and finally after several
months of delay past the original due date DSL had
arrived. We currently can provide DSL Service in 7
states here in the west.
Sometime around 08/2015 Century Link (who bought out
QWest) cut off our ability to resell DSL. They
didn't inform us of this until we started having so many
client issues that we had to find an employee who was an
American, working in The US, who could tell us what
was going on. They wouldn't tell us much except that
we (or anyone else) could no longer resell their
service. We loose the clients they slam and can't
transfer them back so we can't grow that business any
further, of course we still maintain and assist many
clients on the system under a "grandfather clause" (I
suppose, they wouldn't tell us about that either).
On 8/252015 we transferred the last of our
customers off of the WLAN and onto Century Link and shut
down The Hamsfork Wifi Network. There are so many
local wifi systems (short range home wifi). and hobbyists
trying to resell their home DSL that the WLAN business
became non profitable.
On 01/18/2016 we became a Union Wireless Authorized
Agent. The previous agent retired and we inherited
the Agency from them to continue Local Community Support
as there is no other Agent for about 50 miles.
Currently our focus is on Small Business and Local Home
Services. We maintain many local business', 2 Medical
Clinics, and innumerable Home systems, mostly through our
ability to remote maintain. Brett serves the 2 Clinics
in Sublette County full time.