For over 13 years the e-Learning Trust has been up-skilling Porirua residents through its training programmes. Providing expertise and PCs to families has significantly increased adult employment skills and children’s’ educational achievement over that time. The next challenge is to be able to provide affordable internet access to the residents in the eastern suburbs.
e-Learning is working with Smartlinx 3 on a free WiFi pilot in Cannon Creek. This will provide residential internet access through most parts of that area. Following on from a successful pilot, e-Learning will be looking to give more coverage to Cannons Creek and then progressively extend the service out to the other eastern suburbs.
A connected community will be highly beneficial to both the residents and the city of Porirua.