Telstra website will tell you where mobile blackspots are
IS THERE a mobile blackspot where you live?
Rural Australians will now be able to access up-to-date information on the roll-out of round one of the coalition government’s $160 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
A new website, launched by Telstra, provides detail on the construction status and timing of the 429 new or upgraded mobile base stations being constructed by Telstra.
The website provides an indicative activation schedule for individual base stations, presented on a national map.
The website includes a Frequently Asked Questions section providing people useful information on how Telstra is conducting the roll-out of the mobile blackspots program.
Users can find a range of data on a specific construction site, or search for base stations which have been funded under the programme in their local area.
Data on construction and activation progress will be regularly updated.
The launch of the new website follows the government’s recent announcement of the first 78 mobile base stations funded under round one of the program scheduled to be activated by the end of June.
Round one of the program will result in more than $385 million invested to improve mobile phone services in rural and regional Australia.
The locations of new or upgraded base stations to be funded under round two are expected to be announced by the end of the year.
Telstra’s new mobile black spot website is available at www.telstra.com/blackspots.
For more information about the Mobile Black Spot Programme visit www.communications.gov.au/mobile_coverage.