With spotty cell phone service across Southold Town, officials are hoping that a new technology can begin to address connectivity issues.

The technology, which places receiving cells on street light fixtures and not traditional cell phone towers, could be the solution to the frustration of no bars and dropped calls, said Town Supervisor Scott Russell.

“Southold has areas of terrible cell phone coverage,” he said during a Tuesday morning work session, where he proposed issuing a Request for Proposals to solicit ideas for better reception townwide. “We need to figure out how we can incorporate new technology to improve cell…

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