Rogers Expanding Service Along Pine Pass
Addressing gaps in cellular coverage between Chetwynd and the Highway 39 intersection north into MacKenzie, Rogers Communications will be adding 6 new cell towers with 69 km of continuous coverage.
Construction on the project began in the spring of 2022 with work on 5 of the 6 towers started. The project is expected to be completed through early 2023 with towers going live in stages as the work is completed. The first tower, Azouzetta Lake Area near Powder King is already live to traffic.
The expansion program is being supported with $5.4 million in funding from the Connecting British Columbia program administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust. The mandate of the Connecting British Columbia program is “...to help internet service providers and regional and local governments connect people in rural and Indigenous communities with high-speed internet”. Other projects currently supporting by this program include 150 km of fibre along highway 29 between Fort St John and Chetwynd with 9 points-of-presence including East Moberly Lake 169 (Saulteau First Nations) and West Moberly Lake 168A (West Moberly First Nations) in conjunction with Shaw Cablesystems.
For more information on how this program is helping to connect British Columbians, please visit - Connecting British Columbia
source - Rogers Community update, District of Chetwynd Council Agenda