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Mobile black spot program welcomed

By Cobram Courier

The Federal Government’s plan to address more mobile service black spots across the regions has been welcomed.

The government is committing $25million to the fourth round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, delivering more coverage to regional and remote communities.

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum said the new round demonstrated the government’s commitment to making sure regional Australians had access to 21st century communications.

‘‘This announcement is great news for those living, working and travelling throughout Murray. There is a real need for better mobile service in areas across the electorate,’’ he said.

‘‘To get the best outcomes for our area I am encouraging everyone to prepare a submission for the consultation process which is expected to open in the second half of this year.’’

The program is already more than half completed, on track to deliver 867 base stations nationwide by June next year.

The process for round four of the program is expected to start in the second half of this year.

●For information, visit www.communications.gov.au/mbsp