David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Hungerford’s digital capability dialled up

March 14, 2022

A small cell Telstra tower has been installed at Hungerford – funded through Round Five of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud has an ongoing promise to his electorate to improve mobile coverage across the region and at last count had secured 59 new mobile base stations on the Mobile Phone Black Spot Program.

“I advocate so hard on better connectivity because I want to help keep our businesses connected, support our families to stay in touch and help the regions get better access to health, education and online services,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Hungerford community and travellers who pass through this area should notice significant coverage and connectivity improvement due to this new small cell.”

Telstra uses small cells to improve coverage, connectivity and customer mobile experience without the need to build as many big mobile towers.

Mr Littleproud flagged that Round 6 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program is due to open soon, with $80 million committed for this round.

“Round 6 presents a further opportunity for communities to have mobile coverage improved in their area,” he said.

“I encourage residents and community organisations to contact their local council about any mobile coverage needs they may have as councils work with telecommunications providers to encourage lodgement of projects for funding under the Mobile Black Spot Program.”

More information about the program is available at: communications.gov.au/mbsp.