News Local politicians say increasing high speed internet and cell phone coverage in our region a top priority SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Saturday, May. 27th, 2017 Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton All levels of government in our region are working hard to try and close the gaps in high speed internet, and cellular coverage. Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P. Jamie Schmale feels it is a top priority. Schmale says there is no cell phone coverage in the Highlands East municipal offices. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Schmale-1.mp3 Schmale added that closing the cell phone coverage and high speed internet gaps would create more jobs. He also says the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus made their case to him and fellow M.P’s earlier this month. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Schmale-2.mp3 Haliburton Count Warden, Brent Devolin is on that caucus and says it is a top priority for our county. Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P.P Laurie Scott is also behind the expansion of coverage. There is no word yet on what the cost of expanding the networks would cost as of yet.