Telebec Mobilité has invested almost $300,000 to bring cellular phone service to Waskaganish. The community’s 2,200 residents gained cell phone coverage July 18.

Telebec already provides service to Chisasibi, Matagami, Chibougamau, Mistissini, Waswanipi, Nemaska, Eastmain, Vald’Or and La Sarre.

Vincent Guimont, Vice-President of Sales and Strategic Solutions at Télébec, said the band council collaborated with the company on the new service.

“We are very proud to be able to offer digital cellular phone service, which will facilitate communications for the citizens of Waskaganish,” Guimont said. “This new infrastructure will also make their travels and activities safer.”