People living and working in Avenue Range and Legges Lane 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 two new mobile base stations at Avenue Range and Legges Lane 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 Avenue Range and Legges Lane will now have better mobile coverage,” Mr Pasin said.
“Improved mobile coverage will help family and friends connect, access quality education and health services, do business and provide potentially lifesaving lifelines during emergencies such as bushfires,” said Mr Pasin.
“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 towers at Avenue Range and Legges Lane, and whilst these sites will address gaps in coverage for this community, there is much more work to be done.”
“I’m proud 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 communities like Avenue Range and Legges Lane”.
“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 stations were 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.”
“These new towers 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.