New Echo Trail cell site supports first responders

The Timberjary | June 17, 2021

When firefighters battled a wildfire that began May 17 near Bezhik Lake that burned 782 acres of forest, they were joined the next day by a partner that helped them communicate and coordinate their efforts. A new, purpose-built cell site located on the Echo Trail, northwest of Ely near Meander Lake and Lake Jeanette State Forest, went into operation on May 18, one of the first primarily powered by solar in the Midwest region. This FirstNet site will provide coverage when traveling along the Echo Trail.

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