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Bell today announced that 120 more small communities across Québec and Ontario have joined Bell Mobility's world-leading 4G LTE wireless network. Employing new 700 MHz bandwidth and other spectrum assets, Bell is expanding Fourth Generation (4G) LTE services to small towns, rural communities and remote locations in every region of Canada including the North. Bell earlier announced the launch of 4G LTE service in 52 small communities across all 4 provinces in Atlantic Canada and will make further LTE rollout announcements in 2015.

Bell LTE already covers 86% of the national population and the company plans to bring its next generation network to more than 98% of Canadians this year with its ongoing expansion to smaller communities.

Bell will be adding still more small communities to its 4G LTE coverage map throughout the year. In addition to the 120 smaller communities with new LTE service, Bell is also expanding LTE in and around a number of cities and towns where service has already been launched, including Peterborough, Maitland and North Bay in Ontario, and Rigaud, Saint-Alexandre-D'Iberville and Sainte-Julie in Québec.

4G LTE is today's worldwide gold standard for wireless technology. To support its expansion to smaller communities, Bell is employing new 700 MHz spectrum, airwaves that provide both strong in-building connections and reliable coverage over longer distances, vital to network expansion in rural Canada. Bell acquired a significant amount of 700 MHz spectrum in every national market in the federal government's spectrum auction early in 2014, and in April was the first company in Canada to launch 700 MHz LTE service.

Since 2006, Bell has invested over $7 billion to build its advanced wireless networks across the country. With Bell's significant investments in mobile broadband networks and service innovation, Canadians are rapidly adopting smartphones and quickly becoming world leaders in usage of on-the-go data services like mobile TV and mobile banking.

The list of 120 communities is in the full press release.
 

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I read this news yesterday - Dr Dave, your thread title is misleading. It should read "communities across Ontario and Quebec", not "across Canada". I got excited until I read the body... :(
 

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I took the title from the Bell press release. I was going to change it when I made the original post, but then I saw this:

Bell is expanding Fourth Generation (4G) LTE services to small towns, rural communities and remote locations in every region of Canada including the North....Bell will be adding still more small communities to its 4G LTE coverage map throughout the year.
So I decided to leave it as is and add more press releases to the thread as they come out.
 
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