Mobile base station switches on at Reids Flat - 17th for Hume

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has welcomed the switching on of Hume’s 17th government-funded mobile base station at Reids Flat.

The Reids Flat mobile base station is jointly funded by the federal government and Telstra and will provide 4G mobile coverage to the Reids Flat village, including 16 local premises.

Mr Taylor said a mobile base station is the ideal solution for small communities like Reids Flat.

“Local streets in the village will see improved coverage as well as sections of Reids Flat Road,” Mr Taylor said.

“This is great news for the Reids Flat community; this area has long struggled with little to no service, so I’m very pleased we could deliver a small cell to provide improved coverage for residents.”

“Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program will be opening before the end of the year, and I will announce more details regarding the application process for this program in the next few weeks.”

This is the 879th mobile base station funded under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program and the 17th in the Hume electorate.

For more details about the Mobile Black Spot Program, please visit https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/mobile-services-and-coverage/mobile-black-spot-program

 

 

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