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Our Hunter Gatherer Kelly, appears a a guest on the Access Radio, Girl Friday show.

Talking about the recent Wi-DmystiFIed camp, connectivity in Whangamomona, community sponsorships, and other Primo stuff.

Take a listen here.



Started With Fireworks And Never Looked Back

PrimoWireless seems to be everywhere in Taranaki. Maybe it’s the utes carrying the distinctive multi-coloured logo, symbolising the fireworks that quite literally marked the start of the business. Maybe it’s the way founder Matthew Harrison, a larger than life personality, stands out in a crowd.

About 12 years ago Matthew was working  at PowerCo. He and a mate were passionate about on-line gaming. Both lived in Inglewood – a few kilometres apart; one rural, the other urban (or as near to urban as Inglewood gets.)

Read the full article here: PrimoWireless – A WISP profile by Ernie Newman.



brian laptop 400pxClosing Taranaki's Digital Divide PrimoWireless Mixes Fibre and Wireless

Fibre is making Taranaki’s rural wireless internet service run much better. It can reach deeper into rural areas it couldn’t get to before.

Regional wireless internet service provider PrimoWireless has used fibre for four or five years now, to improve internet speeds and reliability for its rural customers. Fibre also extends its network into those deep rural pockets even satellite can’t reach.

PrimoWireless’ managing director, Matthew Harrison, says fibre is proving particularly valuable to those at the furthest-most points of its network. “Some of those farms can’t even get satellite because the hill country is too steep. They were stuck on dial-up and they used to wait a whole day for an email,” he says.

Taranaki was one of the first regions to have fibre installed as part of the UFB initiative. The aim is to deliver the kind of fast telecoms service city people take for granted to rural New Zealand.

UFB fibre has helped transform communications in rural Taranaki, says Harrison.

Read the full article here: Closing Taranaki Digital Divide PrimoWireless Mixes Fibre and Wireless

Source: The Download


T4U6XL666ZC4VAQ76BK74WEGPEPrimoWireless provides broadband to Tutaki Youth Inc

"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.

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."

Read the full article here

Source: Stratford Press Business News


Free Wifi at the Hospital! MoreFM talks with Matt Harrison from PrimoWireless

Ken and Anna from MoreFM Taranaki 93.2, interview Owner/Director of PrimoWireless, Matthew Harrison about providing free wifi to the New Plymouth Base Hospital and Hawera Hospital.

Listen to the interview here



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