Govt funds improved data connectivity in regional NSW

Thursday, 05 October, 2017

Govt funds improved data connectivity in regional NSW

Poor mobile and slow internet coverage are two of the biggest issues faced by people living in regional and remote NSW.

As a consequence, the NSW Government’s Connecting Country Communities Fund will invest in communications infrastructure to connect regional businesses to the wider world.

“Whether you need to stay in touch with your family or run a business, if your internet isn’t fast or affordable, or your phone coverage isn’t up to speed, it is simply crippling,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro.

The government has already committed $39 million in a co-investment with the Commonwealth Mobile Blackspots Program, supporting over 174 towers under the program and delivering 36 new or upgraded mobile base stations in regional NSW since 2015.

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