The Mobile Coverage Programme is an Australian Government initiative to extend mobile phone coverage and competition in regional Australia. The programme will invest in telecommunications network infrastructure to improve coverage of high quality mobile voice and wireless broadband services and competition in the provision of these services.
The Mobile Coverage Programme has two components. $80 million will be provided under the Mobile Network Expansion Project to improve mobile phone coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and in locations prone to experiencing natural disasters. An additional $20 million will be provided under the Mobile Black Spots Project to address unique mobile coverage problems.
You are invited to share your views on mobile coverage and identify blackspots in your region. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2014.
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