The Bell Deferral Account (Deferral Account) project roll out is bearing fruit in the Goulais river area. The aim of the DA project is to provide cellular based broadband (high speed) Internet with the same speed and data caps as Bell’s urban DSL service. The Goulais River Deferral Account area is shown in purple on this map.
Additional information about the Bell DA project can be found at this site.
There are currently three Bell cell sites in the North Sault area providing cover along the Hwy 17 corridor including the part running through the DA area. There is an existing site at the Buttermilk Hill area. To provide the necessary radio signal coverage in the DA and to handle the expected traffic loads without congestion, additional towers/cell sites are required. One of these towers is under construction on the Pine Shore Road area as shown on this screen shot as a red dot.
These pictures were taken on 23 Oct 2013 while the tower was still under construction.
From Pine Shore site access road
From Grant Road
It is known that there are additional sites planned for the Nils Bay and the Marlette Bay areas. There may also be other locations.