Coalition would fix black spots

A LIBERAL National Party communications plan includes a range of measures for regional Australia.

LNP endorsed candidate for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd, said an elected Coalition Government would spend an additional $30 million to address black spots in mobile phone coverage.

He said the commitment would be welcomed across Central Queensland where motorists and outlying residents encountered black spot problems.

“Anyone who has travelled the Bruce Highway or our major inland routes can experience numerous black spot areas for normal mobile coverage under the current service.” Mr O'Dowd said. “Reliable mobile access is vital especially in circumstances where coverage was needed after a road accident or medical emergency.”

He said the mobile phone part of the plan was one element to improve regional and inland communications through the high speed broadband.



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