VIDEO: GTA Launches Facebook Contest to Give Away Free Internet with Wi-Fi to Guam’s Schools

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Guam- GTA  has launched a facebook contest to give away free internet with Wi-Fi and speeds up to 50 Mbps to schools on Guam.

Marketing and Communications Director Cora Yanger Bejado says the contest allows people to nominate their primary and secondary schools. The top 3 schools will win free internet with Wi-Fi for next school year. She also says the top 6 individuals who enter the contest with the most “likes” on facebook will receive an iPad mini. GTA will also cover up to $10,000 in construction and equipment costs if the winning schools do not have the infrastructure to support high speed services.

“All they have to do is upload a picture of their school, tell us why they feel high speed internet is important to them, tell us what they would do with that internet when they get it and then get their friends and family to vote,” said Bejado.

Marketing and Communications Specialist Michele Catahay mentions the contest encourages schools to embrace technology that will help students learn more in the classroom.

“It’s something that we want to do because we do want to help the school children,” said Catahay. “We are encouraging everybody to go on our facebook page. Just search us, GTA Teleguam, like us on facebook and you’ll be able to upload and participate.”

GTA Vice President Dan Tydingco says the facebook contest was created because of the need for reliable, high speed internet in the schools.

The contest begins today and ends on May 31. Winners will be announced on June 3 via facebook.  

READ the release from GTA below:

GTA is giving away FREE Internet with Wi-Fi and faster speeds up to 50 Mbps to Guam schools through a Facebook contest.

The contest allows individuals to nominate their primary and secondary schools for a chance to win.  The Top 3 schools will win FREE Internet with Wi-Fi for SY 2013-2014 courtesy of GTA.

Participants in the contest must upload a photo of their school on the GTA Facebook page and explain why faster Internet speeds are important to them and how they would use it in their schools.  In addition, the top 6 individual entrants of this contest with the most ‘likes’ will each receive an iPad mini.

Andrew Gayle, chief operating officer of GTA says, “In this fast paced, technologically advanced world we live in, we know it is important to have reliable, high speed Internet service in order to get our jobs done and work more efficiently.  Equally important is the need for reliable, high speed Internet within Guam’s schools, where our students’ ability to be in touch with the world and acquire knowledge is priceless.”

“As community partners, we are committed to helping our island’s school children.  We are very excited to launch a contest with a contribution that will benefit our students and encourage them to excel in academics,” Gayle concluded.

The contest begins today and concludes on Friday, May 31, 2013.  It is open to public and private primary and secondary schools (grades K-12) on Guam. Winners will be announced via Facebook on Monday, June 3, 2013.

For more information on how your school can be nominated, search for GTA TeleGuam on Facebook, or call 644-4482 for more information.

About GTA
GTA provides complete communications services in Guam.  These include local and long-distance telephone service, wireless, DSL Internet access, advanced digital television, or IPTV, and carrier-class data circuits. The company also operates a data center in Guam for offering business data storage and managed wide area networking.  Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is privately owned and locally managed.  Funds served by Advantage Partners LLP, a Japan-based leading service provider to private equity funds investing in Japan and other global markets, provide financial backing to GTA.