Government planning to offer cell service on hgihway from Prince George to Prince Rupert

There is going to be cellphone coverage between Prince Rupert and Terrace sometime in the near future after the provincial government signed a 10-year “strategic telecommunications services contract” with one of Canada’s biggest telecom companies, Telus.

There is going to be cellphone coverage between Prince Rupert and Terrace sometime in the near future after the  provincial government signed a 10-year “strategic telecommunications services contract” with one of Canada’s biggest telecom companies, Telus.

The telecom giant is the province’s biggest employer and the Clark government is hoping to save $400-million over 10 years that the contract covers. The contract is actually just for Telus to provide high-speed Internet to the  government and other public-sector organizations, with the added benefit of expanding high speed into communities that previously didn’t have any  and wireless coverage along the highway.

The agreement was finalized over a month ago and in that time 250 kilometres of highway has new wireless coverage, In five years they’re hoping to have 1,700 kilometres of highway including the stretch from Prince Rupert to Prince George covered with cell service.