Kin Kin, Woolooga are early phone winners
KIN Kin and Woolooga will be among the first rollout of new mobile phone base stations to be built under the Mobile Blackspot program, Telstra said yesterday.
A Telstra spokesman said this was in addition to 250 small cell data delivery services to be installed in small country towns in some area.
The spokesman said other carriers would be welcome to share the use of Telstra towers, which would allow investment in network extensions to their previously unserviced regional areas.
He said the new infrastructure was the result of a deal involving $165 million of Telstra money and $94.8 million from the federal government.
"Tens of millions of dollars of additional funding will come from state and local governments across Australia," he said.
"Behind the scenes there has been significant work in design planning, community consultations, formulation and development of planning applications and working with local councils to get the best results for communities.
""We can understand the anticipation, but it is happening," he said.