Mobile coverage boosted

Telstra s Bill Munday (left) and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan with Moyston property owners Carol and David Jackson.

Telstra s Bill Munday (left) and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan with Moyston property owners Carol and David Jackson.

MOYSTON - Moyston residents and businesses will benefit from new mobile and wireless broadband coverage following the installation of a new mobile base station to the north east of the township.

Telstra Country Wide area general manager for south west Victoria, Bill Mundy, said Telstra had worked closely with the community responding to feedback that local residents and businesses wanted improved mobile and wireless broadband coverage in the area.

"People in Moyston and surrounding areas will experience improved mobile coverage, following the installation of the new base station. This means fewer drop outs, and more reliable service," Mr Mundy said.

"Previously Moyston was served by Telstra base stations in the surrounding area, however the new infrastructure to the north east of the town means that Moyston now has its own dedicated mobile phone base station.

"This enhanced coverage is the direct result of both Telstra's ongoing investment in the Telstra mobile network and customer feedback and will provide significant benefits to the local community, travellers and businesses."

Federal member for Wannon Dan Tehan said this improved mobile coverage is a major boost for the local community.

"The Coalition recognises the need for effective, reliable mobile communications services in regional Australia," Mr Tehan said.

"Fixing mobile phone blackspots and improving broadband is one of my priorities for my electorate. I congratulate Telstra for improving mobile and wireless broadband coverage in Moyston."

Mr Mundy said Telstra is continuing to invest in additional mobile network capacity to meet customer demand.

"Given the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, people are using their mobile devices in more ways, and downloading more content on the run. We've upgraded the network so they can do this more reliably and in more places," he said.

"This investment coupled with the recent investment in ADSL infrastructure in Ararat see's the residents in the greater Ararat Rural City Council now able to access more broadband in more places."

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