Vermont cell coverage to improve in rural areas

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Cellphone coverage should be improving along about 450 miles of rural Vermont roadways when a series of microcells are installed on utility poles.

The state agency in charge of expanding cell coverage says nearly 100 miles of the new transmitters and receivers for cell signals have already been installed on roadways in Caledonia, Orange and Windham.

Christopher Campbell of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority says the latest project will expand the service in almost 60 towns from the Canadian border to just north of Massachusetts.

Among the areas scheduled for service are Halifax, Hancock, Norton, Readsboro, Rochester, Roxbury, Stockbridge, Townshend and Whitingham.

Construction is due to be completed by the summer of 2015.

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