Mobile phone black spots in regional areas to get more funding.
Mobile phone black spots in regional areas to get more funding. Tony Martin

$60m to fix mobile phone blackspot areas

AN INVESTMENT of $60m to fix mobile phone blackspots will benefit regional communities like ours, federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said.

Mr Hogan said this has brought the government's total investment to $220m.

"I have been a passionate advocate for better mobile coverage and I am pleased that the government is investing more to improve our mobile phone coverage," Mr Hogan said.

"Our community has already done well out of the existing program with 91 mobile blackspots currently being fixed with 11 new or upgraded base stations.

"The injection of a further $60 million means even more of our local mobile blackspots can be fixed, including those that have been overlooked by mobile network operators because they are uncommercial.

"The poor coverage hurts our local businesses, prevents families from easily community with each other, and crucially makes communications difficult in times of emergencies."



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