Lord’s Cove get­ting cell cov­er­age

Provin­cial govern­ment con­tribut­ing more than $25,000

The Southern Gazette - - Front Page - BY COLIN FARRELL LORD’S COVE, N.L. Colin.farrell@south­erngazette.ca

The provin­cial govern­ment an­nounced Nov. 30 that it would be en­ter­ing into a cost-shar­ing project with the Town of Lord’s Cove to help ex­pand wire­less cov­er­age to the town and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

Carol Anne Ha­ley, min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for the Sta­tus of Women and MHA for Burin Grand Bank, an­nounced on be­half of the Min­is­ter of Tourism, Cul­ture, In­dus­try and In­no­va­tion Christo­pher Mitchel­more that the prov­ince would be con­tribut­ing more than $25,000 to the project.

With a to­tal project cost es­ti­mated at over $102,000, Bell, which will be re­spon­si­ble for build­ing the in­fra­struc­ture in the com­mu­nity as well as any fu­ture main­te­nance of the equip­ment, will con­trib­ute $60,000, with the re­main­der of the monies need com­ing from the Town of Lord’s Cove.

In a re­lease is­sued by the Depart­ment of Tourism, Cul­ture, In­dus­try and In­no­va­tion on Nov. 30, Lord’s Cove Mayor Bob Hen­neb­ury said he is pleased to know that res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to the town will now be able to get ser­vice through­out the com­mu­nity.

“This can have noth­ing but a pos­i­tive im­pact on our com­mu­nity,” he said in the re­lease. “For any­one look­ing to set­tle in Lord’s Cove, or set up any sort of busi­ness, cell cov­er­age to­day is a must. We ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts of our MHA, Carol Anne Ha­ley, for work­ing with us to make this a re­al­ity.”

Glen LeBlanc, Vice Chair At­lantic for Bell Canada, was also quoted in the re­lease.

“Bell is proud to con­tinue de­liv­er­ing broad­band wire­less ac­cess to un­der­served com­mu­ni­ties in New­found­land and Labrador through this new in­vest­ment part­ner­ship with the Town of Lord’s Cove and the provin­cial govern­ment,” read the state­ment. “Ex­pand­ing ac­cess to Bell’s ad­vanced broad­band in­fra­struc­ture will sup­port new op­por­tu­ni­ties for res­i­dents and busi­nesses alike in Lord’s Cove and the broader re­gion.”

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