CORNWALL, Ontario - If you're a Telus subscriber we've got some good news for you.
A pair of new cellular towers, one on Boundary Road, and another on Brookdale Avenue, are functioning and customers should already notice an increase in their connectivity to the company's mobile network.
"This will help to fill some gaps," said Donna Ramirez, spokesperson for Telus. "It will definitely provide better (connection) in the northwest part of town."
For years customers, particuarly those living in the Riverdale neighbourhood in Cornwall's west end, have lamented poor connections and dropped service because of the proximimty to American carriers and cell towers across the St. Lawrence River.
Earlier this year Telus said it would invest $400,000 in Cornwall to expand and enhance wireless coverage for area residents to meet growing demand, including access to the world’s fastest wireless technology, called 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE).
“Telus’ $400,000 investment means people and business right here in Cornwall will have more access to the world’s most advanced wireless technology, 4G LTE,” said Ken Duncan, director of sales. “The demand for advanced communications services is exploding in Cornwall and Telus is committed to bringing the latest technology to the community.”
This investment is part of a $650 million, three-year commitment to invest in Ontario made last year and builds upon the $24 billion Telus has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000.