Oct 14, 2020
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CARES COVID-19 LIMITED GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE. PUD 3 is a subrecipient of federal CARES funds from the County for PUD 3 residential customers who have suffered a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. Funds are limited and available to qualifying applicants on a first come, first serve basis. Apply for the federal funds by filling out an application or calling PUD 3 customer service. The deadline to apply is November 10, 2020 and award payments will be applied as a credit to the eligible applicant's utility account by December of 2020. To learn more about eligibility, visit the PUD 3 Assistance Page. See how PUD 3 is responding to COVID-19 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|
|Sand Hill Ball Fields||Bayshore Preserve|
|Trails End Parking Lot (South Shore)||Island Lake Fire Station (MCFD 11)|
|Trails End Water District||Shelton High School|
|Mason Lake County Park||South Mason Youth Soccer Park|
|Port of Allyn Waterfront Park||Evergreen Square in Downtown Shelton|
|Grapeview Fire Station (MCFD 3)||Evergreen Elementary School|
|Hood Canal School||Bordeaux Elementary 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.