Sep 16, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries in numerous ways, including a widespread shortage of supplies and materials for the utility and construction industries. Read more about our Material Shortages and Supply Chain Disruptions here.
PUD 3's FREE Public Wi-Fi is powered by its high speed fiber optic network.
|North Mason County||Shelton Area & Harstine Island|
|Port of Dewatto||Latimer's Landing County Park|
|Tahuya Fire Station (NMRFA)||South Harstine Island Fire Station (CMFE)|
|Collins Lake Fire Station (NMRFA)||Pioneer Middle School|
|Tahuya River Valley||Bayshore Preserve|
|Sand Hill Ball Fields||Island Lake Fire Station (MCFD 11)|
|Trails End Parking Lot (South Shore)||Shelton High School|
|Trails End Water District||South Mason Youth Soccer Park|
|Mason Lake County Park||Evergreen Square in Downtown Shelton|
|Port of Allyn Waterfront Park||Evergreen Elementary School|
|Grapeview Fire Station (MCFD 3)||Bordeaux Elementary School|
|Hood Canal School||Southside School|
|West Mason County|
|Mary M Knight School|
|Schafer State Park|
|Lake Arrowhead Community Club|
|Star Lake Community Club|
Mason PUD 3 has joined with our community partners to make sure every student in Mason County has a safe place where they can use a free high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot to access classwork, download assignments, and communicate with their teacher.
PUD 3 teamed up with fire districts, port districts, community halls, Mason County parks, and others to use PUD 3 fiber optic equipment at these locations to set up wireless hotspots. The sites are all over Mason County, from the Tahuya Peninsula to Matlock, and many places in between.
The program is part of PUD 3’s response to the coronavirus emergency. The Drive-In Wi-Fi initiative gives those without high-speed internet in their homes a chance to connect while practicing appropriate social distancing. While the hotspots were deployed to support distance learning for our local school districts, citizens who need high-speed internet access may also use the Wi-Fi. We ask that priority of access be given to school age children and families through the remainder of the school year. Just pull up to a Wi-Fi hotspot, STAY IN YOUR CAR, take care of your internet needs, and then return home.
PUD 3 was encouraged by the Washington State Broadband Office to set up a network of Wi-Fi sites, in concert with a statewide program to establish similar services at school districts throughout the state.
The sites are configured with basic network filters, so users can use the Wi-Fi responsibly and safely. Access to the wireless network is subject to agreement with the policy found below.