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B.C. town gets cellphone coverage

08/19/2012 06:13 EDT | Updated 10/19/2012 05:12 EDT
Residents of Field, B.C. have finally gotten cellphone coverage after communications company Telus installed a new tower.

While the town’s inclusion into the world of modern communications is a boon for some, others are saddened by its loss of status as a place where one can truly disconnect

“It made us unique, it was part of the charm,” says restaurant owner Jennifer Coffman.

Field is located in the southeast corner of B.C., just over the border from Banff in Alberta.

About 26 million Canadians use cellphones and there are still dozens of towns across the county without service.

Telus has plans hook up at least 100 communities by the end of 2012.

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