The communities of Nuevo Arenal as well as Quebrada Grande, San Ramon, and Solania of Tilaran are among the Guanacaste communities that will be affected by suspension of Kolbi wireless services provided by ICE, the former communications monopoly of Costa Rica, during the nights of March 25th and 26th. Nationwide outages are planned during the 26th and 27th of March from about 10:00 pm to 10:00 am.
As part of its transition to 4G wireless networks in some areas of the country, ICE foresees suspension of its services for periods that may last between 10 minutes and several hours starting on Friday, March 21st through Thursday, March 28th. Some communities where fixed landline telephone service at the residential and business levels (such as for merchant processing systems) is augmented by WIMAX will also experience interruptions in service. The following outages were reported by Jason Torres of online news daily CRHoy.com:
- March 21st and 22nd – nationwide interruptions to landline service between 10 pm and 6 am.
- March 25th – Bella Luz and Corredores of Puntarenas will have no DSL service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- March 25th and 26th – La Sabana, and Hatillo 7 and 8 will have no mobile 3G service from 10:30 pm to 3:30 am. From 11:00 pm to 4:00 am will present wireless 3G interruptions in Barreal in Heredia and several communities in Alajuela, including Guacima, El Coyol, Zarcero, San Juanillo, and Palmares. In San Jose it will be Santa Ana; in Perez Zeledon will be Barrio Valverde, Palmital and Tinamastes. In Puntarenas will be Chacarita.
- March 26th and 27th from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am
there will be interruptions in La Sabana, downtown San Jose,
Desamparados and Moravia. Interruptions in Cartago will be at Carmen and
Cervantes,; in Guanacaste at Guayabal of Santa Cruz and in Heredia near
the downtown cemetery. The last community affected will be Bijagua in
Alajuela on March 27th throughout the morning hours.