Fix for school’s reception woes
MOBILE phone users at Binjour Plateau State School need to stand on the back landing or out the front of the school and hope for a bit of luck to receive some coverage.
So they have welcomed the recent news the Federal Government Mobile Black Spot Program is targeting their area and should improve their connectivity by the end of the year.
Principal of the 12-student school Karen Hussey said the school relied mostly on its landline and its internet connection was quite good.
She said in this time of online learning it was difficult to connect with people via mobile phone and the likelihood of receiving photos via a mobile phone was limited.
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the electorate would receive five new base stations under round five of funding, providing improving improved mobile coverage in the community.
“Improved mobile coverage will help family and friends connect, access quality education and health services, and do business globally,” he said.
The Mobile Black Spot Program has been supported by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
For more information, visit communications.gov.au/mbsp.
BETTER COVERAGE: Binjour Plateau Prep students Lilly and Abby.