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Making Christmas 'fully connected'

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Fuseworks Media

As this second year of Covid has shown, having access to quality broadband is vital for families for education, entertainment, and for just keeping in touch.

Primo broadband aims to help three Taranaki families/whānau for Christmas with a free broadband connection through its annual Primo It Forward campaign.

Matt Harrison, the founder and Top Dog at Primo, says the company sees quality broadband as a vital part of modern family life.

"We know there are literally hundreds of families that could do with a hand, especially this year, but we are trying to make a small dent in a mountain of need and make a difference for some folks."

Now in its seventh year, Primo It Forward works by getting nominations from the community for those families who are doing it a bit tough and could do with a free connection for a year. It can be via one of the company’s Ultrafast Fibre connections or, being a wireless specialist, Primo can also provide a link to rural people away from main cable links. "We recognise that families come in all shapes and sizes and have very different needs," Harrison says.

"Primo It Forward is aimed at those with children of school or early childhood education age and where providing free internet is going to make a significant difference to their lives."

To be eligible the families must be nominated by a third party, and multiple nominations can be received for the same family. Nominations close on December 5.

The nomination form is at:

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