Five new telecommunication towers announced for Mid West and Gascoyne to address mobile black spots

Midwest Times
Installation of new 5G telecommunication towers.
Camera IconInstallation of new 5G telecommunication towers. Credit: Telstra/Supplied, Telstra

Five new telecommunication towers will be built across the Mid West and Gascoyne as part of a joint State and Federal government program to fill mobile black spots across the country.

Three towers will be built along Indian Ocean Drive in the Mid West at Cliff Head, Cliff Head Campsite and Coolimba-Eneabba Road, and two at popular remote Gascoyne tourist destinations at 14 Mile Camp and 3 Mile Camp.

Announcing the funding, Federal Regional Communications Minister Bridget McKenzie said the 67 stations across Australia would improve coverage in emergencies and on transport corridors.

Telstra regional general manager Boyd Brown welcomed the move and said the telco had been contracted to construct the new sites.

“We know better than anyone the importance in delivering connectivity for regional areas,” he said.

It’s through partnerships like the Mobile Black Spot Program . . . that more people will benefit from being connected.”

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