People urged to nominate mobile coverage black spots

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PEOPLE can nominate mobile coverage black spots through a national program that will guide future funding.

The Federal Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s database of reported black spot locations to help inform the rollout of the next round of the program.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter called for all residents to nominate any mobile black spot areas.

“This presents a real opportunity for local residents to have their say on problem mobile black spots and encourage mobile operators to invest in our area through the program,” he said.

“The nominations will support round 4 of the program which will look to provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there are clear economic and social benefits.

“Round 4 will also look to target medical, educational and emergency services facilities, as well as along key transport routes and in towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism.”

The government will spend $25 million to deliver round 4 of the program and will soon call for applications from carriers to be selected through a competitive process.

For more information, visit www.communications.gov.au/mbsp.