Freedom Mobile’s network is expanding to cover Chilliwack, British Columbia

Though there’s been no official announcement as of yet, Freedom Mobile has applied for variances from Chilliwack, British Columbia, city council, for eight cell sites.

This is part of 18 cell sites in total that Freedom has negotiated to erect in the city of 78,000 residents, which lies east of Vancouver. The majority of the sites are slated to be installed on buildings, which is allowed by a Chilliwack city council bylaw, but new towers and certain other types of sites (such as a site proposed for a lamp standard in a local park) require specific permission.

Freedom Mobile has contacted all residents who live within 100 metres of the eight sites that require municipal variances and invited people to attend public open houses to offer comment.

Chilliwack is the largest city in British Columbia’s lower mainland that Freedom doesn’t already cover. The 18 cell sites would have to cover the city’s 250 square kilometres, plus parts of the TransCanada Highway from Abbotsford.

Freedom Mobile, which is owned by Shaw, now has 1,052,758 wireless subscribers across Canada.

[source] The Progress [/source]