Stop phone frustration - nominate a black spot to be fixed

FRASER Coast residents have until the end of the year to put their hand up and say they know where a mobile phone black spot is.

Nominated black spots will be eligible to receive part of the $60 million committed by the federal government to upgrade phone coverage in rural, regional and remote locations.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the best chance of Fraser Coast to receive their fair share of funding was for people to nominate mobile phone black spots before December 31.

"The Federal Liberal National Government is acutely aware of how important mobile phone coverage is to regional communities. This is why we invested $100 million in the first round of the programme to deliver 500 new mobile base stations around Australia," Mr Truss said.

"The new locations nominated by people in local communities will be added to a national database, which will be provided to mobile operators as part of a competitive selection process. Operators will then be required to put forward proposals for new or upgraded sites to address these black spots."

To nominate a black spot visit www.communications.gov.au/blackspots or email w.truss.mp@aph.gov.au.

Tell us where you have trouble getting mobile coverage in the comments below.



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