Mobile coverage switched on for Narracoota
July 23, 2018
People in the remote Meekatharra region will now benefit from improved mobile coverage thanks to the switch on of a new mobile base station under the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the switch on of a new mobile base station at Narracoota near Meekatharra.
The new mobile base station was completed by Telstra and is the latest of 85 sites across the Durack Electorate to receive new or improved mobile coverage under the program.
“The Mobile Black Spot Program is vitally important for our regions. This new infrastructure will enable those living in regional and remote areas to participate in the digital economy whether it’s for business; or as access for education and health services across the country,” Ms Price said
“It’s fantastic to see that the program is reaching more and more communities and regions across the country, like Narracoota."
The Mobile Black Spot Program is enabling mobile carriers to service areas like Naracoota where it would otherwise not have been economically viable.
Ms Price said: “Mobile coverage for this area will be fantastic for locals and tourism throughout the region. I have worked hard with the community to identify black spot locations and have them fixed."
The Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering 876 new base stations over three rounds addressing black spots in every state and territory, bringing 21st century telecommunications to those living in regional Australia.
The Federal Government is further delivering on its commitment to improve mobile coverage, with a further $25 million committed to a fourth round of the program.