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Government Issues Second Call for Proposals to Expand Cellular Service

The Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Bernard Davis announced a new call for proposals to expand wireless coverage in communities throughout the province.

The Provincial Government is issuing a call for proposals for a cost-shared cellular service pilot initiative, contributing up to a maximum of 25 percent of project costs towards cellular coverage infrastructure upgrades.

The remaining 75 percent is to be provided by the service provider, in partnership with, municipalities, private ventures, co-operatives, social enterprises and/or regional government partnerships.

The first round of funding saw the Provincial Government contribute nearly $1.5 million to ten cost-shared agreements, leveraging over $4.4 million from partners.