Member for Farrer Sussan Ley has welcomed the addition of four new mobile phone sites under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Constructed by Vodafone, the new towers are located near the communities of Tabbita and Lowesdale, while two are located along the Mid-Western Highway south of Gunbar.

According to Ms Ley the government’s Black Spot program has clearly stimulated competition among the telcos to better service rural Australia, which means we get better deals and a wider range of communication options.

“Fixing black spots allows local mobile users and travellers to conduct business or essential calls, through to everyday communication needs.”

“Vodafone’s growth in regional mobile coverage is very important in areas such as Farrer. Together with the local nbn rollout, it really is filling some communication gaps we’ve historically experienced across the region.” said Ms Ley.

The new sites provide a combined total of more than 750 square kilometres of additional 4g coverage, including 65 kilometres of coverage along major transport routes and national highways.

Vodafone Regional Manager Rhys Morgan said the four new sites significantly build on existing coverage in the area.

“This provides an opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits strong mobile communications can offer, with reliable coverage along major transport routes to ensure our customers stay safe and connected when they’re on the move.”

Earlier this year we brought our 4g services to Savernake, giving the local community a choice for their mobile provider for the first time and boosting coverage along major highways.”

“It’s great to have the opportunity to build on this exciting milestone and expand our services to even more Australians,” Mr Morgan said.