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Public wifi to be down for upgrades March 16

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Sun City West residents are advised the public wifi at R.H. Johnson Recreation Center campus, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, will be down temporarily on Thursday, March 16, for upgrades.

The wifi will be down anywhere from 15 minutes to four hours, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., depending on the location. The Library, Sports Pavilion, R.H. Johnson Social Hall, Lecture Hall, club rooms and other locations will all be affected. The Data Resource Center in the Library also will be affected for a short period, up to 30 minutes.

The upgrades are designed to expand the network to accommodate the increased traffic on our public wifi. The upgrades in this area are expected to be complete by 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16.

Additional upgrades in the lower half of R.H. Johnson complex will be incorporated as the pool project progresses.

  1. Marian D says:

    Please consider getting Community wide wifi. Save each of us @ $480. a month and the aggravation of dealing with Century Link raising its prices every month.

    I gave Marion Mosley a file on info from Hermosa Bch, CA considering city wide WIFI.

    Please save us the aggravation of having to deal with Cox and C Link + money.

  2. RCSCW PR says:

    Hi Marian. Thank you for your question. We have been asked to install community-wide wifi before, and have looked into it. However, we have never found it to be feasible. First and foremost – we are not a city. We are an Association of homeowners, but we are governed by Maricopa County. We do not own the roads or the utilities or the rights of way. Our CC&Rs state we exist to provide for the management and maintenance of Association property. It would be a stretch for us to take that to mean we could raise dues significantly to cover the cost of providing wifi for residents, particularly since not all residents use computers. Similarly, we would not want to take over another local utility and provide those services for free to residents. That said, we do have many wifi hot spots at facilities that are owned by the Rec Centers. The golf courses, Sports Pavilion, Library, recreation centers, etc., all are equipped with wifi.

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