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Connecting Country Communities

Published 5th July, 2017

To invest in communications infrastructure and deliver improved regional voice and data connectivity. This fund will build and upgrade mobile base stations, connect businesses to global markets and schools with innovative learning resources.

The $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund incorporates the Mobile Black Spots Program and the Regional Digital Connectivity Program.

The NSW Government is working directly with telecommunications service providers to improve mobile and digital connectivity in regional and rural parts of NSW.

Working with local communities

People living, working and travelling in regional or rural NSW were recently invited to complete a questionnaire about mobile coverage or internet/digital connectivity. To give everyone in the regions another chance to share their experience with mobile and/or digital connectivity, the survey has re-opened until 31 December 2018.

If you’d like to take part, you can complete the below questionnaire now or print the questionnaire and return it to PO Box 5106 Wollongong NSW 2520 before 31 December. If you need help with the questionnaire, call 1300 679 673.

The information collected will be provided to the NSW Telco Authority and telecommunications service providers, for planning and investment to improve mobile coverage and digital connectivity in regional NSW.

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Published 5th July, 2017
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