Funding to fix mobile coverage

IF YOU live in or commute through a mobile black spot, now is the time to speak up.

The Liberal National Government is seeking feedback on how to structure its $100 million regional mobile coverage program and Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, wants North Queensland to see its share of funding.

"Some important mobile black spots already have been identified, but we need as much information as possible to help us achieve maximum value for the funds," he said.

"One example is the Peak Downs Highway where commuters would have trouble reporting break downs or accidents because of mobile black spots. There are also residential areas around North Queensland with little or no service."

The Liberal National Government made an election commitment to invest $100 million to improve mobile phone coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote communities around Australia.

The $80 million mobile network expansion project will improve mobile coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and in areas that are prone to experiencing natural disaster and the $20 million mobile black spot project will improve mobile coverage in locations with unique coverage problems such as areas with high demand for services.

For more information contact George Christensen's electorate office by calling 4944 0662.


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