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Blanchetown's Call for Better Reception Finally Answered

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Mobile phone coverage is soon to be boosted in Blanchetown with the State Government providing $100,000 towards a new mobile phone tower.

The State Government has awarded $555,015 in co-funding to Optus to build and operate four new mobile phone base stations with high safety risk ratings including Wasleys in Northern Adelaide, Sevenhill in the Clare Valley, Yahl near Mount Gambier and Blanchetown in the Riverland.

The base stations will ensure around 2,100 residents, schools and businesses within a 10 kilometre radius of the towers will have increased 4G coverage, with better call experiences and faster, more reliable mobile internet use. The agreement was reached with Optus after $2 million committed by the State Government towards the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spots Program was not fully utilised.

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