Mo­bile black spots set to get cov­er­age

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

FED­ERAL MP Chris­tian Porter and Fed­eral Min­is­ter Brid­get McKen­zie have an­nounced fund­ing as part of the Mo­bile Black Spot Pro­gram for Bulls­brook and the Swan Val­ley.

The an­nounce­ment is part of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to ad­dress cov­er­age is­sues in the re­gion.

Mr Porter said im­proved cov­er­age would open new doors for lo­cal busi­nesses and the com­mu­nity.

“The Coali­tion’s Mo­bile Black Spot pro­gram is al­ready de­liv­er­ing new or im­proved cov­er­age to six sites across Pearce, which will see lo­cal busi­nesses and res­i­dents in the area ben­e­fit from ac­cess to 21st cen­tury com­mu­ni­ca­tions,” he said.

“These two pri­or­ity lo­ca­tions will re­ceive fund­ing for a Tel­stra macro base sta­tion, which will im­prove mo­bile cov­er­age in both ar­eas.”

Ms McKen­zie said con­struc­tion would start soon.

“We’ve com­mit­ted $220 mil­lion to im­prove black spots across our vast coun­try,” she said. “Sixty mil­lion dol­lars of this fund­ing is tar­get­ing pri­or­ity black spots with poor or no mo­bile cov­er­age, like in Bulls­brook and the Swan Val­ley.”

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