People living and travelling through the Shire of Laverton will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends.
The new small cell base stations turned on at Cosmo Newberry and Mulga Queen will provide mobile coverage to the community and surrounding area that previously had no mobile coverage.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the switch on of the new mobile base stations under the Mobile Black Spot Program reflects the Government’s commitment to improve connectivity in the regions.
“This investment as part of the Mobile Black Spot Program means that people living, working and travelling in these areas will now have better mobile coverage.” Mr Wilson said.
“The Mobile Black Spot Program is particularly important for our emergency services as it provides an alternative communications option if another network goes down during an emergency situation.
“The first five rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program are funding 112 mobile base stations in O’Connor, with more than 90 of these already on air providing much needed mobile connectivity to rural and regional areas.”
“Not only will these towers make it easier for people to stay connected to family and friends, it will also make it easier to do business and access education.”
“I’m very pleased that local residents will now have service from these towers.”
More information about the program is available at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp.