Of particular interest to the residents of East Algoma, are the four new cell towers to be built near Spanish and Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation along the Hwy17 corridor, and Highway 108 and Highway 639 in the Elliott Lake region. These sites will help close the current gaps in highway coverage.
This announcement culminates the collaborative efforts of ADnet, Blue Sky Net and NetCentral to improve the overall cellular coverage in their respective regions . ADnet thanks NetCentral for acting as the lead CBN on the project over the past 4 years.
This is a full list of the sites approved by NOHFC:
The following sites to be constructed and operated by Rogers. The dollar amount shown is the NOHFC share of the public-private partnership for the $15.8 million project.
- $1.9 million for two (2) cell sites on Hwy 108 (one north of the city and one near the airport) and two (2) sites on Hwy 17 near Spanish and Sagamok First Nation
- $2.9 million for six (6) sites including Bonfield, Hwys 654/534, West Arm of Lake Nipissing, Hwy 64 near Alban, Shane and Monetville
- $3.4 million for seven (7) sites including the Town of Temagami, Hwy 11 near Martin River, Hwy 64 near Field and Loon Bay, and three (3) sites on Hwy 63 from North Bay to Temiscaming (Feronia, Balsam Creek and Hwy 63/533)
- $3.4 million for seven (7) sites on Manitoulin Island including Hwy 6 near Willisville, Whitefish Falls, Sheguiandah First Nation, Manitowaning and South Baymouth), Mindemoya (Hwy 542/551) and M’Chigeeng First Nation