Residents of an RV Park called “Sunscape” in Pinal County, AZ, felt their cellular coverage was underserved and contacted their U.S. Senator about it. Residents wrote Senator Kyrsten Sinema earlier this year and explained how they lacked consistent cell service, preventing them from calling 911 in the event of an emergency. According to Sinema’s office, she visited the “RV Resort” and drew attention to their concerns in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing. After the hearing, Verizon Wireless confirmed it would build a cell tower to provide service for the park.
Sinema met with residents last week and discussed how the newly-built cell tower is working.
“We are working to close the ‘digital divide’ between urban and rural communities in Arizona and make sure communities like Sunscape have access to services that keep them safe, deliver high-quality health care, allow for world-class education, and foster a climate in which businesses can grow,” said Sinema.
The Sunscape RV Resort is a community of residents age 55 and older. Depending on the time of year, between 850 and 1,000 residents live at Sunscape. The Senator said the area has lacked reliable cell phone service for 15 years.
September 17, 2019