Connecting with the latest in technology

By ILONA HANNE

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The site at Douglas has just been completed.
The site at Douglas has just been completed.

It was the birthplace of "the talkies" in the southern hemisphere, and 90 years later the TET Kings Theatre in Stratford is still connecting people with the latest technology.

In a partnership deal with PrimoWireless, the TET Kings Theatre will be home to a PrimoWireless access point, meaning Stratford businesses and residents will be able to connect to the internet company's network.

"The TET Kings Theatre is ideally placed, meaning businesses and residents will be able to access faster speeds through our network," says Kelly Ellis of PrimoWireless. The company has been keen to connect with Stratford for some time, she says.

"We have just completed a site out in Douglas, and that has been really well received, and with Stratford being next in line this month, we'll be ready to start doing signal tests and connecting people."

With much excitementover last month's announcement about Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) scheduled in the next few years, businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of the advantages of a fast, reliable internet connection, she says.

"And why wait for UFB, when you'll be able to access fibre-like speeds through our connection?"

Kelly says PrimoWireless can work with businesses and clients now to ensure their connection is ready to switch over to UFB once it arrives in Stratford.

"It will be a seamless process, so people can already be planning ahead, and be among the first in the town to benefit when UFB arrives."

Businesses and individuals interested in connecting to PrimoWireless should call the team, says Kelly.

"We can get started with signal tests and the initial set up as soon as possible."

Businesses rely more and more on internet-based programmes, says Kelly.

"A lot of storage is now cloud-based for example, so the faster your connection, the more efficiently you can work." Job interviews and meetings often use Skype or other web-based programmes, while at home the internet is communication and entertainment.

"Just as the talkies once changed how people watched movies, faster internet is now changing how people live and work."

- Stratford Press

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