School to get full internet access

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The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

 THE Wards Strip Demonstration School, in Port Moresby, will have full internet access next week following the signing of an agreement yesterday.

School board chairman Samuel Maiha signed the agreement with NISMS (Papua New Guinea) Ltd chief executive officer Mathew Wari to supply internet access to the school via a VSAT system.

Wari, a leading Papua New Guinea telecommunications and satellite engineer, now based in the United States, aims to provide cheaper, faster and better information and telecommunications services throughout the country.

His company set up the National Weather Service’s new state-of-the-art VSAT communications system in July.

Wari, who has worked for four years with Intelsat, a Washington DC-based satellite company, and now runs his own firm in Maryland, Washington, said his company would be concentrating its services mostly in underserved areas and low-income communities as well as on small and medium enterprises, which have long been affected by exorbitant internet rates in the country.