Gilmore MP, Ann Sudmalis has welcomed an announcement from Telstra of improved mobile coverage in Vincentia, and the rollout of the 4GX network in Moruya Heads and Tomakin.
“Regional communities like ours depend on reliable mobile coverage to work, study and stay in touch with family and friends,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“Those days of telling your guests about the one spot where if you stood on a ladder, bent your head left, and turned the phone sideways for a chance at mobile reception are thankfully coming to an end.
“It’s fabulous to see Aussie telcos continuing to invest in coverage, reliability and speed in areas like ours. In particular, I’m pleased to see the steady rollout of the 4GX network across Gilmore, which lets locals experience reliable mobile services just as fast as those on offer in Sydney.
Telstra have also announced a backhaul upgrade and additional 8Mbps ADSL port for Minnamurra village, and additional ADSL2+ 20Mbps ports for the Ulladulla exchange, to be installed in coming weeks.
“These announcements go hand in hand with the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving mobile coverage across regional and rural Australia under our Mobile Black Spot Program,” Mrs Sudmalis added.
“On 1 December 2016, the Minister for Communications announced that round 2 of the program will deliver a further 266 new and upgraded mobile base stations across the country, including the installation of a new Telstra macrocell base station at Woodhill near Berry.
Across both rounds, the Coalition is delivering new mobile coverage to 31,000 homes and businesses across 86,000 square kilometres through 765 new mobile phone towers.
Further information is available at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp, or by calling Mrs Sudmalis’ office on 02 4423 1782. Media Release