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Lawmakers want action on rural cell coverage issues in Upstate New York

Upstate lawmakers have been asking for a status update on Upstate cell service after months-and-months of complaints from residents.

The Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force last met in September 2019. New York Assemblyman Billy Jones, of Plattsburgh, sits on the task force and was one of the signatories to the letter- which requested that Gov. Cuomo move forward with findings.

“I was part of three meetings in Albany,” he told Spectrum News. “It was a good group of people. Good recommendations came out of it.”

The goal was to address the non-existent cell coverage in some places across Upstate New York- and to also address lackluster coverage in places where it did.

“We are requesting from the governor some kind of report to come out. Recommendations or implementations of these recommendations so that we can get better cell service here in New York State in rural areas,” Jones added.