Local, Independant and Effective
January 11, 2019

Edi Upper residents benefit from improved mobile coverage

Federal Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed mobile phone and data coverage for Edi Upper residents.

The new phone tower, provided by Telstra as part of the Federal Mobile Black Spot Programme, was switched on in December. It was one of five allocated to the Rural City of Wangaratta under rounds one and two of the federal MBSP. The towers at Moyhu, Myrrhee, Eldorado and Upper Ryans Creek are also active.

Lobbying by communities and Ms McGowan has delivered 38 mobile phone towers to Indi as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme.

“This tower marks the first time Edi Upper has had had reliable mobile phone and data coverage. Locals and members of the council are to be commended for working hard to ensure a tower was allocated in their town,” Ms McGowan said.

“Improved mobile phone coverage will strengthen safety, business opportunities, visitor experience, and connections between families, friends and social groups.”

Towers at Carboor, Cheshunt South and the Warby Ranges are to be installed this year as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project.

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