Mobiles will be ringing and downloading for the first time in Afterlee and Grevillia with Telstra rolling out state of the art mobile technology as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program.
The Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan has welcomed Telstra’s latest roll out.
“This is great news for our community” he said.
“Not only will it improve communication for our local farmers and businesses, it will also improve safety, allowing people to contact emergency services when needed”
Telstra Regional General Manager, Mike Marom said the installation of small cell technology at Afterlee and Grevillia will help deliver high-speed 4G data services in small country towns.
“Our commitment and investment into improving mobile connectivity, reliability and speed for regional and rural Australia remains unparalleled,” Mike Marom said.
“We continually see the benefit mobile coverage brings to local businesses, industries and tourism operators. Through the Mobile Blackspot Program, we have delivered more than 550 of 650 mobile base stations providing coverage and connectivity to towns, communities, landmarks and tourist attractions where previously there was none.”
Mr Marom said the use of small cell technology was an innovative and cost effective approach to fixing blackspots. “A small cell is a miniature version of a standard mobile base station and Telstra is using the technology to cost effectively deliver 4G coverage to areas where existing coverage is minimal of not available” he said.
Telstra’s mobile network is supported by more than 9900 mobile base stations covering more than 2.5 million square kilometres and reaching 99.5 of the Australian population.
In addition, Telstra is leading the way in preparing Australia for 5G technology – having launched more than 200 5G-enabled sites across Australia by 31st December 2018.
Great community asset that needs this important upgrade.
Some of the major projects Kevin Hogan has delivered for our community include:
- $15 million for expansion of Norco’s Ice-cream factory
- $17 million in grants for nine job-creating projects
- More than 300 new Aged Care beds
- New Headspace in Grafton
- Co-funding $7 million upgrade of Clarence Way
- $6 million for upgrade of Crozier and Oakes Oval
- New Northern Rivers Regional Art Gallery
- Expanded North Coast Regional Hockey Complex
- Maclean Riverside Precinct
- Casino Amphitheatre
- Southern Cross Lads Safe Driving Course
- Expansion of Summerland House Farm
- Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club
- Wollongbar Club House
- Kyogle Aquatic Centre
- Upgrade of Casino Saleyard
- Sealed road to Toonumbar Dam
- Repair of Woodburn to Coraki Road
- Coffs Harbour bypass
- Revitalisation of Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall
- Major upgrade of Culmaran Creek Road
- Upgrade of Harwood Mill and Refinery
- Replacing 20 wooden bridges in Kyogle
- Upgraded Albert Park Baseball Complex
- Upgrade of Casino Hospital Emergency Department
- Six new Trade Training Centres
- Record bulk billing rates
- Record funding for our local schools
- Record health funding
- Woodburn Riverside Precinct
- Casino Drill Hall Precinct
- More In-Home and Residential Aged Care place