Residents of Lost River, Peelwood Road and Rye Park are now benefiting from new and improved coverage on Australia’s largest mobile network.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said three new Telstra mobile towers funded under Round 2 of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program were providing 3G and 4GX mobile data services to these
“This is a substantial investment by the Coalition to extend telecommunications in these areas, connecting people, making it easier to do business and improving safety,” Mr Taylor said.“It’s fantastic these towers are up and running. We lobbied hard for this technology and I look forward to more towers being switched on in Hume this year.”
Lost River resident Michael O’Brien said coverage had improved markedly since the tower near his Boorowa Road property was switched-on a few weeks ago.“Before the tower went up we used to maybe get one bar of coverage that dropped in and out. You might have been able to send a message if you were lucky,” he said.
“Since the tower went up on the Boobalaga Rd the coverage has definitely improved. Just this morning I was able to make a call from inside the house, which I never would have been able to do before the tower went up.”
Since being elected Federal Member for Hume in September 2013, Mr Taylor has secured 21 mobile black spot towers for the electorate.
Facilities for Tarlo, Mount Hunter and Dalton are scheduled for switch-on this year.