PRESS REPUBLICAN EDITORIAL: Progress on cell coverage

Betty Little

January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 03:25 am

The Adirondack Park Agency and cell companies, especially Verizon, deserve credit for the progress that has been made in cell coverage along the Adirondack Northway over the past couple of years.

Spurred by two tragic accidents where help was out of reach for lack of cell-phone signal, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer got environmental, business and legislative leaders to agree to work toward opening the corridor. The state even set aside $1 million as incentive to companies that might be reluctant to spend money bringing service to a rural area with little payoff besides being able to say they have a bigger network.

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