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Cunnamulla, Quilpie and Bollon get $9.1 million Telecommunications Boost

Residents across Cunnamulla, Quilpie and Bollon will soon be better connected following successful funding applications to improve mobile coverage and broadband services under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the projects form part of the Liberal National Government’s continuing roll-out of the $257 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

“These Round 2 projects for Cunnamulla, Quilpie and Bollon will build upon the Government’s past investments through Round 1 of the Regional Connectivity Program and also through the Mobile Black Spot Program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Cunnamulla will receive $3,735,411 and Quilpie $4,755,957 to upgrade the nbn™ service technology in the towns from nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite to nbn™ Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology. The Bollon project will receive $615,000 to upgrade the Telstra macro cell mobile site, providing improved handheld coverage to the Bollon area.”

Mr Littleproud said he was incredibly pleased that residents and businesses across this stretch of Queensland will soon be able to enjoy the benefits and opportunities that these projects will bring in terms of digital connectivity.

“Digital connectivity is an essential part of how we work, learn, stay safe and remain in contact with loved ones.

“Our Government has continued to take a collaborative approach with the telecommunications industry and regional and remote communities to make sure that the funded projects are tailored to the needs of each region and are supported by the community. This approach has resulted in an opportunity to create real change in the regions.

“By contrast, Labor has not funded a single mobile tower in regional Australia, in fact they recently announced that an Albanese led government will cut $155 million from the budget for regional communications.”

Through Round 1 of the RCP, the Coalition Government funded more than 130 projects in regional, rural, and remote communities, while these Round 2 projects will now build upon the Government’s past investment in the Program.


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