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It’s a towering achievement

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December 07, 2017

TOOBORAC has received improved mobile coverage thanks to the coalition government’s Mobile Black Spots Program.

The newly installed small cell mobile tower will bring improved connectivity to the community.

Redesdale is also set to receive a new tower in 2018 as part of the program.

“The building of the coalition’s 765 new or improved mobile phone towers has really ramped up now,” a spokeswoman for the Regional Communications Department said.

‘‘We’re building a tower every day, in partnership with telecommunications companies.

“Getting local planning permissions for the mobile tower sites, and in some cases going through complaints processes, is largely complete and the towers are going up at a rate of knots.

“We’ve got every available set of hands in Australia busy delivering these mobile phone towers by the end of next year. ‘‘The towers are popping up all over the country and the government has congratulated the telecommunications companies, their technicians and workers on the ground delivering such a huge number of towers so quickly.’’

The competitive process for a further round of funding to address even more priority black spots will commence later this year. For more information about the program visit www.communications.gov.au/mbsp

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