IT&E installs free internet at youth centers


IT&E has installed free high-speed fiber-optic WiFi services in youth centers in the CNMI.

During the Rotary Club of Saipan weekly meeting last Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Saipan, IT&E marketing manager Natasha Tomokane told Saipan Tribune that they had just completed hooking up all five youth centers with free internet service.

“They have had internet for a long time but, as part of our effort to give back to the community, we’ve shouldered the cost of that instead of having the centers pay for it,” she said.

According to Tomokane, IT&E prides itself in its efforts to help keep students off of the streets and in youth centers.

“We are very proud of that. Summer is coming up, kids are coming out of the schools, and that’s where they spend most of their time and we see the instant benefits to that because they [students] are encouraged to stay away from crimes,” she said.

Tomokane said that IT&E is a firm believer in the importance of education so they wanted their efforts of giving back to reflect that belief.

“We’re advocates for education…and we want to make sure that our efforts echo that statement,” she said.

According to Youth Affairs Office special assistant Shelane Borja, IT&E hooked up high speed internet to the Koblerville youth center, the San Antonio Youth Center, and the Chalan Kanoa youth center.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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