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Municipality Releases Cellphone Service Expansion RFP

INVERNESS COUNTY, N.S. – The Municipality of the County of Inverness has released a request for proposals in order to address cellphone coverage gaps throughout the County of Inverness.

There are numerous communities in Inverness County that have limited or non-existent cell phone coverage. Cellular service providers can now submit proposals detailing plans to address gaps and deficiencies in cellular infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities in the County, including completing an assessment and map of cellular connectivity, adding communications infrastructure to improve cellular connectivity and helping identify resources to offset the cost of investment.

“Cellphone service is essential for the safety, prosperity and growth of communities,” stated Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie. “The Municipality has prioritized improving cellphone service for the residents and businesses of the County and the RFP will lead to new Municipal investments to ensure the challenges caused by lack of cellular service is addressed.”

The Request for Proposals closes June 25th, with evaluation of proposals to begin the following week. The Request for Proposals is available for download here as well as the Province of Nova Scotia’s procurement website.

The Municipality of the County of Inverness, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Breton Highlands and located on the Western and Northern side of Cape Breton, is home to over 14,000 people. It is known all over the world for its breathtaking viewscapes, its vibrant and unique culture, and its connection to nature, making it a popular tourist destination and a welcoming place to settle down.

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Media contact:
Karolyn Aucoin
Communications & Community Engagement Specialist
902-258-7513
Karolyn.Aucoin@invernesscounty.ca

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