Wiill there be a cell tower going up that will allow South Junction and Sprague better service?

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There is very limited cell service in southeastern Manitoba. Will there be a cell tower going up that will allow South Junction and Sprague better service?
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Lisa Murphy-Browne

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I had big hopes for the Piney tower a few years ago to improve service in Vassar for my relatives but its still spotty from what I have been told.
Apparently a new tower is around $200,000 give or take a few thousand so I dont expect to see one soon as there are a large number of locations in Manitoba with the same service issues as Sprague.
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He is alive lol
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Your right Graham, now that I think of it 200K is not a realistic price for a full site.  Maybe the engineer  that told me the cost a few years ago just meant the installed cost of a bare tower back then.
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I'm not very familiar with cell technologies, but I had assumed smaller scale cell networks had been rolled out some time ago, and were becoming more common. I take it that's not the case?
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Was just having some fun Clifford, appreciate your input :)

JG, there is a wide range of products, all the way from 80W macro cells to 5W micro cells, to pico cells that we are deploying, however we're still limited by physics. The signal has to be at a certain level by the time it gets to your phone, degraded by the free space path loss and whatever obstructions are in the way. To deliver signal to a large area, a macro is still the most cost efficient way.
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No problem Graham.