People living and travelling through Samford Valley will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends thanks to a new mobile base station in Highvale.
The new base station was turned on yesterday and will significantly improve phone service in the valley, specifically along Mount Glorious Road between Mount Nebo and Samford Village and the Dawson Creek Road area.
Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said he was pleased that local residents and businesses would now have better service in more locations.
“Members of the community raised the issue of poor mobile coverage in Highvale and this new mobile base station should help fix the blackspots,” said Mr Dutton.
“Better mobile coverage will improve safety for motorists, bushwalkers and cyclists using the area as well as help small business owners and residents stay connected.
“The new mobile base station was completed by Telstra and will complement the existing Mount Glorious mobile base station which was also funded under the Coalition Government’s mobile black spot program.”
The $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program has helped improve mobile coverage in regional areas right across the country.
The first five rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program have funded 1,229 mobile base stations around Australia, with more than 830 of these already on air and providing much needed mobile connectivity to rural and regional areas.
More than 40,000 Triple 0 calls have so far been made possible through the Mobile Black Spot Program.
More information about the program is available at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp.