Consolidated Water Company recently helped the National Trust get connected.
But the service provided was not water; it was a wireless network.
The company’s contribution was especially appreciated because of the Trust’s current circumstances. After its headquarters off Eastern Avenue was damaged in Hurricane Ivan, the organisation found a temporary home in Webster House, a century-old house on South Church Street (Caymanian Compass, 19 October).
‘How do you upgrade an historic office without compromising the charm of the structure?’ Trust general manager Frank Roulstone asked.
Computers are an important part of the Trust’s daily operations, he indicated. The wireless network will allow staff, volunteers and even visiting scientists to work anywhere in the office without the need for running cables.
‘It also means that when the Trust’s office is rebuilt, the network can move with it,’ Mr. Roulstone pointed out.
He expressed appreciation to Consolidated Water for donating the system and to CW vice-president of operations, Mr. Gregory McTaggart, for contributing his own time and skill to install the network.
Mr. McTaggart said it was coincidence that the surplus equipment was available around the same time the company became aware of the Trust’s need.
‘The National Trust is a worthy recipient and obviously requires community support,’ he said. ‘Consolidated Water is a good corporate citizen within the community.’