Communications project connects regional WA

 

Communications project connects regional WA

​Regional Western Australia is now experiencing unprecedented mobile and internet coverage, thanks to the completion of the $40 million Regional Mobile Telecommunications Project (RMCP), made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

The Flint and Mawby sites in the Wheatbelt are the final two towers under RMCP which has now successfully delivered 113 towers across nine regions, improving coverage in the State by more than 22 per cent. RMCP has boosted mobile and internet reception across 95,000 square kilometres and provided almost continuous coverage along Highway 1.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the successful partnership between Telstra and the State Government has significantly contributed to improving the liveability and sustainability of our regional, rural and remote communities. Mobile and internet connectivity is vital to social and economic development in regional areas and the RMCP has been crucial in breaking down the digital divide between rural and urban Western Australia.

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