People in Haliburton County may be seeing less dropped cell phone calls in the future.

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network was formed a few years ago with the goal of closing mobile broadband gaps.

E.O.R.N. Co-Lead Jim Pine says the organization is looking to invest $300 million in increasing coverage and capacity for eastern Ontario.

Pine says the next step is to get approval from both upper levels of government.

Pine also says investing in increased mobile broadband coverage and capacity will have a positive economic spinoff.

Another part of E.O.R.N.’S plan is to build a public safety broadcast network, which would be exclusively for first responders.

Pine adds if Ottawa and Queen’s Park approve the project, work would start in 2019 and could be finished by 2024.