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Base Station for Cottage Point

April 22, 2020

BASE STATION FOR COTTAGE POINT

Residents of Cottage Point are set to benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Federal Government’s $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Funding has been granted for one macro cell (base station) at Cottage Point in partnership with Optus.

Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski who promised to fight for improved phone reception for Cottage Point in the lead up to the 2016 election, said today’s announcement was an excellent outcome for everyone involved.

“I am extremely happy with this result. It was a tough fight, and the people of Cottage Point have always deserved better.” Mr Falinski stated.

“I commend Optus for their commitment to this project, and hope there will be options for Telstra to participate into the future.”

Mr Falinski has emphasised the importance in having reliable phone reception in today’s health crisis. He also recognised the tragic loss of life in 2019, when a member of the Cottage Point community suffered a fatal heart attack and family was unable to phone for assistance.”

“Improved mobile coverage helps family and friends connect, access quality healthcare and conduct business.”

“In the event of an emergency, people need mobile phone reception. It is a matter of life and death.”

Round 5 base stations are scheduled to roll out in the coming months with the first new base stations expected to be activated by the end of the year.

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