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The installation of a Telstra 4GX small cell will improve mobile phone reception at Toongabbie.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the installation of the small cell was part of the Federal Government’s commitment to improve connectivity through its Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

“This upgrade will provide improved mobile voice and data connectivity to not only residents but visitors to the area,” Mr Chester said.

“Improved connectivity, whether it be mobile phone or internet coverage, is essential throughout our region for communication and economic growth,” Mr Chester said.

“Phone coverage, especially in rural areas, is vital for day-to-day communication, during emergencies and when travelling.

“It is important we continue to identify black spots and improve connectivity throughout Gippsland for both locals and visitors.”

The new small cell upgrade will provide access to Telstra 4GX mobile coverage.

Toongabbie is one of four Gippsland projects that will share in more than $90 million in funding under the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

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