Taranaki Base Hospital now has free wifi thanks to PrimoWireless founder Matthew Harrison.
He was sick in hospital and found he had chewed through a lot of data and thought about how to help other patients stay connected.
Harrison told Larry Williams a lot of DHBs have got wifi which they pay for themselves.
"We sponsor a lot of different other organisations - schools and things like that - with free broadband as well.
"It was just a natural step for us to continue with that in a bigger place where people would congregate and use it, just to help people stay connected really."
LISTEN ABOVE AS MATTHEW HARRISON SPEAKS WITH LARRY WILLIAMS