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$12.87 million to improve digital connectivity in Maranoa

People living and working in Maranoa can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services with 9 projects across Maranoa approved under the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced a total $12,874,838 would be invested by the Federal Government to boost connectivity across Maranoa.

“I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Maranoa will enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved digital connectivity brings,” Mr Littleproud said.

“A total of 9 projects across Maranoa have been approved under the RCP to provide people in our communities with access to improved broadband services and data, delivering fast, affordable and reliable connectivity.

“This will help keep our businesses connected, help our families stay in touch and mean we can better access health, education and online services on the go.”

The $90 million program is delivering 81 place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions through a range of mobile and broadband services.

The RCP is part of the Coalition Government’s ongoing commitment to bring the digital economy to the regions, complementing the National Broadband Network and the Mobile Black Spot Program.

“The Regional Connectivity Program is providing targeted upgrades to connectivity in regional areas that need it the most, ensuring that more Australians can access high-speed, reliable broadband and mobile services,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Australian Government is listening to the digital needs of regional communities and businesses, and has taken a collaborative approach in delivering the RCP by engaging with the telecommunications industry and regional communities to make sure the funded projects are tailored to the needs and priorities of each region and are supported by the local community.”

The program is a key component of the Government’s response to the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review, and the delivery of successful projects under the program will begin in the coming weeks with projects expected to be completed by June 2022.

RCP Projects in Maranoa:

Location Project Name Commonwealth funding
Alpha Alpha Satellite to Fibre to the Premise Technology Switch $3,181,572
Augathella Murweh Satellite to Fixed Line Technology Change: Augathella $1,965,973
Balonne LGA R.A.N: Balonne-Bollon $1,406,679
Blackall-Tambo LGA R.A.N: Tambo $972,076
Morven Murweh Satellite to Fixed Line Technology Change: Morven $1,985,698
Paroo LGA, Bulloo LGA R.A.N: Paroo-Bulloo $685,043
Roma Roma Datacentre and Regional Fixed Wireless Internet $541,000
Stonehenge Stonehenge Radio Tower 4GX Mobile Base Station Project $101,873
Surat Surat Satellite to Fibre to the Premise Technology Switch $2,034,923



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