local, not for profit, cooperative network
Join us for a meeting of the La Canada Wireless Association (LCWA) on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Meetings are open to all current and prospective members. Meetings are held at the conference room of the National Center for Genome Research (NCGR) at 2935 Rodeo Park Drive East, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The LCWA toll-free tech support line is an automated system. 800-536-6149. The line has an updated recording of the current status of the network. If there is an outage, the recording will let you know the details. If the recording does not mention an outage, but you are experiencing one, leave a voice mail and one of our volunteers will get back to you.
LCWA was founded in 2003 as a not for profit cooperative. If you’d like to know more about becoming a member of LCWA, please email us. Include your phone number and address. Check out our Facebook Page for notices of volunteer meetings. The initial membership fee is $50 and the monthly membership fee is $40.
The first step in getting started is to let us know that you’re interested. As an all-volunteer organization we rely on members to install their own equipment (with our help, of course). Volunteer opportunities range from coordinating other volunteers, to digging a hole, installing a radio or updating an access point.
The LCWA network design goal is to increase our speed to 10 Mbps upload and download. To do so, it is necessary to upgrade the LCWA infrastructure and new member radios are currently being installed to facilitate this upgrade. Speed will be increased as the infrastructure upgrade is completed.
If you’d like to become a member of LCWA, please email us. Include your phone number and address with your email so we can know if you are in our coverage area. If you are experiencing a network outage, please call our automated tech line: 800-536-6149.