Boost for mobile signals
MOUNT Carbine is among one of the regions in the Far North that is set to finally get mobile phone coverage.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said four new mobile phone towers were set to be completed by the end of the year.
He said he had secured funding to eliminate “dead spots” at Daintree/Cape Tribulation, Weipa, Wonga Beach and Mount Carbine.
Telstra and Optus should start tower construction within months.
“More mobile coverage will be fantastic for tourism given that visitors expect to be able to share their experiences on social media and online as they travel,” said Mr Entsch.
“Mount Carbine will have coverage for the first time.
“The new coverage areas will open doors for businesses and the community, enabling them to access the same mobile services as in major cities.”
Mr Entsch said he would now start lobbying for even more towers.
“There needs to be a focus on communities such as Rossville, Lions Den, Shiptons Flat and further coverage enhancement along the Peninsula Development Road,” he said.
“I will be seeking input from people to identify other areas that need coverage.”
Federal Regional Communications Minister Bridget McKenzie said construction of the new mobile phone towers would start soon.
No phone signal should be a thing of the past at Mt Carbine.