SHAHEEN LAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT OF NORTH COUNTRY CELL SERVICE PROJECT

April 02, 2015

(WHITEFIELD, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined state and local officials this afternoon to announce a project that will expand cell and broadband service to communities in northern New Hampshire. The project will utilize “WiFi Extender” technology that uses existing communication towers and provides “carrier neutral” 4G LTE voice and data service and high-capacity broadband with a much lower infrastructure investment.

“The expansion of cell and broadband service in the North Country is great news for jobs, the economy and public safety in northern New Hampshire,” Senator Shaheen said. “I look forward to continuing to support this project to increase access to telecommunications services for North Country residents.”

The public-private partnership will provide service to a much larger area in the North Country by repurposing a $240,000 Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant, originally appropriated for the building of a single tower.