Premier Andrew Furey has announced his plan to expand cell service for rural areas of the province.
The two-phase project aims to provide cell coverage through the Regional Department Fund and leveraging industry partners.
Phase one will look to expand coverage to the Avalon Peninsula, specifically St. Mary’s Bay area.
Phase two will expand Bell’s LTE broadband technology in a number of communities including Bay de Verde, Burin, Cow Head, and Trout River—among others.
The province says they are also nearly completed the process to establish a new province-wide safety radio system to improve how emergency responders communicate with each other.