Mobile Black Spot Program

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The Mobile Black Spot Program is delivering improved mobile network coverage for regional areas. The program will make it easier for residents and businesses to stay connected by fixing mobile phone black spots and improving coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and locations prone to experiencing natural disasters.

Round one of the Mobile Black Spot Program is jointly funded by the Australian Government, State Government and telecommunications providers with a total investment in NSW of $92 million. The NSW Government commitment of over $24 million is going directly towards assisting the carriers with tower construction costs in NSW.

This first round of the program will fix up to 795 mobile phone black spots and deliver 144 new or upgraded mobile base stations that will cover more than 14,000 square kilometres to benefit businesses and residents in regional NSW. The upgrades commenced in December 2015 and all locations selected in round one are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

This Program is delivering the greatest increase in mobile network coverage to regional and remote areas by a single public funding program in the history of Australian mobile communications.

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A map of all black spots and the sites to be funded throughout Australia, including those in NSW, can be found at the Communications tab on the Commonwealth Government's national map.

To find out about work to fix mobile blackspots in your area, check out Telstra's online Mobile Black Spot Site Locator.

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You can find out more about the Mobile Black Spot Program, including a build schedule for target locations, on:

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