PrimoWireless provides broadband to Tutaki Youth Inc

By Ilona Hanne

Ellen Hall of Tutaki Youth Inc (left) and Kelly Ellis of PrimoWireless.
Ellen Hall of Tutaki Youth Inc (left) and Kelly Ellis of PrimoWireless.

"We have always valued the local support we receive and we like to look for ways in which we can support our local communities in return."

Kelly Ellis of PrimoWireless says the team at PrimoWireless are thrilled to be able to support Tutaki Youth Inc by providing them with their broadband connection and service.

"We met with Ellen and her team at Tutaki Youth Inc and discussed ways in which we could support the great work they do with young people in the community, and helping improve their internet access and provide the service free of charge was the obvious thing we could do for them.

"Tutaki Youth Inc is the type of organisation we are happy to support. They are making a difference in the community and we are pleased to be able to help with that."

Kelly says the connection came about through discussions with Big Brothers Big Sisters Taranaki.

"We already support the work done by that organisation in New Plymouth and Hawera and wanted to connect with them in Stratford too. They work out of a space in the Tutaki building and so we saw the opportunity to help both Big Brothers Big Sisters and Tutaki Youth Inc as well."

Ellen Hall, general manager at Tutaki Youth Inc, says the partnership with PrimoWireless has already made a difference.

"We immediately noticed a difference in work flow and connectivity as they resolved the issues we had with blackspots in the building immediately. Now, wherever in the building someone is working, they have a seamless connection to the internet."

With their broadband bill now taken care of by PrimoWireless, Ellen says the Tutaki Youth Inc team can now use that money elsewhere in the organisation.

Ellen says not only has the transition to PrimoWireless been easy, it will also help them in other ways as well.

"The team at PrimoWireless have been great in helping us set up safeguards around our systems, ensuring our work is protected, while still enabling our clients and gym users to access the Wi-Fi free of charge."

Kelly says giving back to the Stratford community was high on the priority list for PrimoWireless after they established their aerial on top of the TET Kings Theatre last year.

"We certainly focus on the communities where we have a presence or are building a presence, and we are always happy to hear from other businesses who think they could link with us in some way."

Ellen says the same is true for Tutaki as well. "We really value the support we receive from companies such as PrimoWireless and are always keen to talk with companies and businesses who would like to work with us in some way to help us continue doing the work we do in the community."

- Stratford Press

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