After nearly 10 years of hand-wringing, it appears that the Pontiac will finally get the redundant phone line that local leaders have been calling for.
Welcome to 1999.
After years of service interruptions, Bell announced that it will finally pony up the cash – $2 million – to install a second phone line to the Pontiac, which will provide a fail-safe should the main line be severed.
In the past, when the phone line has been cut in one place in the Pontiac, the entire region goes dark. This means that people who need to get a hold of emergency services won’t even hear a dial tone when they pick up the phone.
In 2018, this is unacceptable.
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