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Canberra commits fund to boost mobile coverage in Bonogin

10 May 2019
InTheNews

THE Federal Government has announced it will fund a new base station in Bonogin to boost mobile coverage in the Gold Coast hinterland suburb.

Local Federal Minister Karen Andrews said the funding was part of the fourth round of the LNP’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

“I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Bonogin can now enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved mobile connectivity brings,” Minister Andrews said.

To continue reading the article: click here. (mygc.com.au)

Port Stephens councillors to weigh up Lakeside 'critical' mobile phone tower

10 May 2019
OptusNews

PORT Stephens councillors will decide next week whether to allow a 38-metre telecommunications pole that could deliver "greatly improved mobile coverage" in the area to be erected beside a Raymond Terrace swimming pool car park.

Council planning staff have recommended councillors approve the structure on Leisure Way, off Richardson Road, which would provide mobile phone, wireless broadband and data services to Raymond Terrace and beyond.

If approved, the pillar would be built on the 2.3-hectare site containing the car park for the pool complex, bowling alley and Lakeside Sports Complex.

To continue reading the article: click here. (theherald.com.au)

Auditor-General will not investigate location of Kingstown phone tower

10 May 2019
TelstraNews

AN INVESTIGATION request into a phone tower on Sundown Valley property in Kingstown has been flatly refused by the Auditor-General.

The audit was denied on the basis there was no indication that property ownership was part of the assessment or decision-making process for where the tower, championed by Member for New England Barnaby Joyce, was placed.

The Telstra tower was arranged on the property by the previous owners and the telecommunication giant.

To continue reading the article: click here. (northerndailyleader.com.au)

TPG investors fume as mobile plan gets shattered

10 May 2019
TpgNews

Telstra's shares climb 2.4 per cent on Thursday. But what if TPG were to become a mobile virtual network operator, buying capacity from an existing player to resell under its own brand?

A good night’s sleep has done nothing to cool the anger of TPG investors following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision to block its $15 billion merger with Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

It’s still running white hot.

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ACCC rejects telco merger between TPG and Vodafone Australia

10 May 2019
TpgNews

The competition and consumer watchdog has made the surprise decision to knock back a proposed merger between Vodafone’s Australian operation and TPG.

The ACCC was due to hand down its ruling on Thursday but accidentally published its decision online Wednesday afternoon.

“The ACCC has decided to oppose the proposed merger,” the regulator said in a short statement. “This information was inadvertently published online on our mergers register briefly this afternoon.”

The decision will surprise many industry analysts and comes after the ACCC flagged concerns over the impact to consumers.

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Bipartisan support for improving connectivity in bush welcomed by AgForce

10 May 2019
InTheNews

AgForce has welcomed announcements by both major political parties towards improving telecommunications infrastructure in regional, rural and remote communities after advocating for this critical infrastructure for many years.


AgForce General President Georgie Somerset said both parties had now committed to investing $160 million for rounds five and six of the Mobile Black Spots Program, and to delivering regional connectivity and digital literacy initiatives.

To continue reading the article: click here. (miragenews.com)

Study hubs in, blackspots out in bid for bush

07 May 2019
InTheNews

The Coalition will today vow to eliminate mobile phone blackspots across one million square kilometres under its regional Australia policy which also includes $15 million for regional “study hubs” to enable university students to stay in their communities.

Scott Morrison will announce the measures today with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, saying a re-elected ­Coalition would continue to back regional development with infrastructure and essential services.

To continue reading the article: click here. (theaustralian.com.au)

Telstra blamed for Balala phone tower that provides no coverage

07 May 2019
TelstraNews

Telstra, and the work of a subcontractor, is being blamed for a phone tower west of Uralla that is not working, leaving residents with no mobile phone coverage.

Wendy Westbrook is the spokesperson for the community group at Balala, called 'Gabfest', that decided to take action in January this year when the new nearby phone tower provided no reception.

The tower is on a Retreat Road property and the owner has entered into a lease arrangement with Telstra. It was erected by a subcontractor hired by Telstra.

To continue reading the article: click here. (armidaleexpress.com.au)

Federal Election 2019: Coalition targets mobile blackspots

07 May 2019
InTheNews

Up to a million square kilometres of regional Australia will be targeted as part of the Coalition’s bid to eliminate mobile blackspots.

University students in regional areas will also be given a leg up from a re-elected Morrison Government, with a $15 million commitment to allow them to stay in their local communities.

To continue reading the article: click here. (perthnow.com.au)

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019: Labor to fix black spots if elected on May 18

06 May 2019
InTheNews

Labor candidate for Parkes Jack Ayoub says Labor will improve mobile phone coverage and fix dangerous black spots as a priority if elected on May 18.

Mr Ayoub said a Shorten Labor Government would invest $245 million as part of a broader commitment to support local productivity, jobs and enhanced quality of life in regional communities.

"Labor will allocate $160 million to deliver improved mobile coverage through two further rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program, as well as to strengthen infrastructure sharing opportunities," he said.

To continue reading the article: click here. (dailyliberal.com.au)

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