THE Coalition Government's Mobile Black Spots Program has increased mobile phone coverage in Cooyar with 4G services now available in the region.
On Tuesday, Cooyar became Vodafone's first Queensland site to be switched on as part of the program.
Maranoa MP David Littleproud said the launch of the new site coincided with the Regional Telecommunications Forum as it was an opportunity to engage senior telco leaders while they were in the region.
"The new 4G site has been switched on by Vodafone Australia, which means more than 260 homes will now have mobile phone voice and data access thanks to funding under the Coalition Government's Mobile Black Spots Program,” Mr Littleproud said.
"Coverage has been extended to include about 744 square kilometres, bolster the communication network to include the New England Highway and the Oakey-Cooyar Rd...”