Bell and MTS committed on Friday to complete wireless coverage along Highway 75 in southern Manitoba to the U.S. border.
The two companies, which will soon be known as simply Bell MTS, will close the gaps in coverage by installing three major cell sites linked by broadband fibre to ensure continuous 4G LTE and HSPA+ coverage all along the highway.
“The gaps in coverage along this high-traffic corridor have been a concern to residents, businesses and travellers of all kinds,” said Wade Oosterman, group president of BCE Inc.
Travellers current experience limited coverage along three stretches of Highway 75: between Ste. Agathe and Morris, between Morris and Highway 14, and between Highway 201 and Emerson.
Bell has also announced a five-year, $1 billion commitment to expand broadband wireless and fibre communications services in Manitoba following the closing of its $3.9 billion acquisition of MTS.