Yesterday the Coalition announced a $100m mobile blackspots ($20M) and network expansion ($80M) plan for regional, remote and outer metropolitan areas.
The Coalition will pledge $80m for a network expansion program that will improve mobile phone coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and in locations prone to experiencing natural disasters…
The Coalition will also provide $20m for a black spot program to address unique coverage problems — such as locations with high seasonal demand — and deliver a targeted response.
A Coalition government will fund up to 50 per cent of the cost of deploying black spot solutions.
Mr Abbott will also promise to work with NBN Co to co-locate new mobile phone base stations with many of the NBN’s fixed wireless broadband towers that are being rolled out across regional Australia.
Further coverage in The Herald Sun