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Mid North Mobile Coverage Boosted

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Mid North locals are set to benefit from a $600,000 partnership to tackle a mobile phone black spot.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said digital connection is vital for regional communities.

Regional General Manager for Telstra in South Australia Mark Bolton said keeping connected with family and friends is important for all Australians.

"We rely on mobile connectivity more than ever before for making calls and accessing the internet.”

“In an emergency having mobile coverage and being able to make a call can make a huge difference for people living in regional areas," said Mr Bolton.

Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll has said, "Improved mobile coverage also leads to economic development opportunities for new and existing businesses and improved service delivery in areas such as health and education.”

The South Australian Mobile Phone Black Spot Fund has contributed to addressing 42 mobile phone black spot locations in regional South Australia as part of an $8.7 million dollar investment. 

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