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Connecting Country Communities

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. 

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.

The survey closed on 31 December 2018.

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