Above: A Flow technician wires the Quarantine Centre. Photos courtesy Flow.
The C&W Business/Flow Trinidad teams demonstrated their ability to deliver under challenging conditions as they provided free internet and television services for 62 rooms at the most recent Quarantine Facility at the TTFA Headquarters in Couva.
The teams quickly mobilized and worked tirelessly and selflessly over the weekend to hand over the Facility to the Ministry of National Security. All of this was done this in less than 48 hours.
C&W Business/Flow supported the Ministry of National Security, and by extension the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, to strengthen its readiness and communication capability as it continues the battle against the Covid-19 virus.
Senior Director of C&W Business, Elizabeth Ammon, said of the teams, “I am very proud of our people. It is their second rapid deployment of a Quarantine Facility; and they have again demonstrated their amazing ability and personal capacity to work very hard together, under extreme time pressure and in a very challenging time.”
“We are also very pleased to play our part as a socially responsible corporate citizen, delivering this project at no cost to the Government at this stage of the pandemic. We are indeed committed to working closely with Governments in Trinidad & Tobago and across the region, during this incredibly difficult time. We are truly in this together.”
Some of the initiatives that C&W/Flow Trinidad has already undertaken to support the national effort include zero-rating of calls to the Health Ministry and other Government hotlines, doubling broadband speeds for thousands of our Basic internet customers at no additional cost and collaborating with the Ministry of Health to provide support to COVID-19 quarantine sites across Trinidad.
To support students who are out of school, C&W/Flow Trinidad has enabled free access to its Flow Study Program, which is a comprehensive virtual education platform that offers a wide array of educational content, until June 15. This is in addition to promoting access to Pennacool.com, an online ICT in education platform for students preparing for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (S.E.A.).
Further, with people required to spend more time at home due to social distancing measures, C&W/Flow Trinidad continues to provide free access to additional channels for kids. These initiatives are designed to support families coping with the realities that we all currently face.