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Furnell, south of Cann River, will receive a new mobile telephone tower to help combat service blackspots.

The Telstra tower will be built with funding secured under round five of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program.

Local MP Darren Chester said the tower would improve connectivity in the area.

“Connectivity in all its forms, including mobile phone and internet coverage, is critical to the economic growth and prosperity of regional Victoria,” Mr Chester said.

“Phone coverage is vital, particularly during emergencies when lives are at risk, so we must continue to improve mobile phone service across Gippsland and in remote areas for locals and visitors.”

Last year, the Federal Government provided funding for new mobile phone towers at Cape Conran and Manorina, near Bellbird Creek.

Through the Mobile Blackspot Program, the Federal Government has provided $836 million for 1022 base stations across Australia, including 15 in Gippsland.

 

 

 

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