People living and working in the Mypolonga region will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends.
Federal Member for Barker said the switch on of the new mobile base station near Mypolonga under the Mobile Black Spot Program reflects the Morrison Government’s commitment to further improving connectivity in the regions.
“This significant investment as part of the Mobile Black Spot Program means that people living and working in Mypolonga will now have better mobile coverage,” Mr Pasin said.
“Mobile phone connectivity is no longer a luxury but a necessity. There are estimated to be 499 blackspots across Barker which the Mobile Phone Blackspot Program is attempting to address.” Mr Pasin said.
“I am pleased to see that with the support of the Mobile Phone Blackspot Program, Optus has been able to erect a tower at Mypolonga, and whilst this site will address a gap in coverage for this community, there is much more work to be done.”
“I’m pleased to be part of a Government that is listening and delivering. Our continued investment in mobile phone base stations is further proof of the Coalition’s commitment to connecting Australians, wherever they are, particularly in regional towns like Mypolonga”.
“The needs of communities that continue to struggle to achieve mobile phone connectivity remains foremost in my considerations and my actions in Canberra.”
The new mobile base station was completed by Optus.
Rob Seymour, Optus’ Territory General Manager for Regional South Australia, is proud to continue to provide mobile competition and choice to regional and rural South Australia.
Mr Seymour said we’re thrilled to be offering our customers with much-needed access to our network.
“We know how important reliable internet access is for those living and working across regional Australia, and right now it is more critical than ever.
“This will provide our customers with greater communication for those living, working, and moving through the region by unlocking access to communication and will also help to facilitate contact with family and friends throughout the country.”
“The investment in expanding Optus’ telecommunications infrastructure and mobile coverage is supported by the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, and we recognise the work of the Australian and State Governments, local businesses and communities for their support of this Program.”
“This new tower will also allow competition and choice for local businesses and residents by offering our best network ever at a great value. We are committed to giving our customers access to reliable mobile coverage and high-quality internet,” added Mr. Seymour.
More information about the program is available at www.communications.gov.au/mbsp.