Yangan and Emu Vale residents will receive "dedicated wide area mobile reception" with the site to be "co-funded by Optus, Queensland and federal governments".
Presumably in the hope that the regions will go all the way with VHA, the company has delivered expanded 4G coverage in Westdale in Kootingal as part of a $5.3 investment to build 15 new sites in New England this year.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield clearly believes in the slogan that a former Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, used in her last election campaign: moving forward.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield faced a grilling during his halfway NBN rollout media conference yesterday, over the negative experiences that some customers have reported. We provide the full transcript including journalists' questions and answers.
Optus will invest $8.2 million of its own funds and $1.8 million from the federal government to set up 22 new mobile sites in Western Queensland.
Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has questioned the Federal Minister for Regional Communications, Fiona Nash’s assertion that it is not the fault of NBN Co that users of the network are confused about the speed their broadband plans are meant to provide.
Vodafone continues to invest heavily in its mobile network in regional Australia, particularly in blackspot areas with limited or no network coverage, in response to what it says is growing demand for advanced mobile devices and services in regional areas.
On Thursday, the NBN Co launched the second of two satellites that will be used to provide broadband access in some regions of Australia where other technologies cannot be used.
The NBN Co's second Sky Muster satellite launch took place this morning after being put off by a day due to bad weather.
The Nationals have done their rural and regional constituent base a huge disservice by supporting a Coalition policy that would dismantle the Government's National Broadband Network. And its Queensland senator Barnaby Joyce knows this better than anyone.
The Gillard Government will take the advice of its KPMG-McKinsey implementation study and roll-out optical fibre in its national broadband network to 93 per cent of Australians - instead of the 90 per cent originally planned.
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