Mobile coverage will be boosted in black spots across the Mid North with the State Government providing $555,000, towards the construction of four new mobile phone towers.
The State Government has awarded the funds to Optus to build and operate four new mobile phone base stations with high safety risk ratings including Wasleys, an area where black spots impacted on safety during the 2015 Pinery bushfire and Sevenhill in the Clare Valley.
The base stations will ensure around 2,100 residents, schools and businesses within a 10 kilometre radius of the towers will have increased 4G coverage, with better call experiences and faster, more reliable mobile internet use.
Science and Information Economy Minister Kyam Maher said, “the new four sites, in addition to the 20 sites currently under construction under Round Two of the Mobile Black Spot Program, means more than 6,000 people will have much better mobile phone and internet coverage in regional South Australia.”
Tourists, visitors, local businesses to these areas are set to benefit from new and improved mobile coverage.