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Better mobile coverage coming

MIRBOO’S mobile phone coverage could soon improve once a new mobile base station being constructed in the region is switched on, which is expected to happen in coming months.
Telstra area general manager Loretta Willaton said Telstra had built nine base stations so far in South Gippsland as part of the Federal Government’s mobile black spot program, including in Dumbalk, Dumbalk North, Mt Eccles, Kongwak, Outtrim, Sandy Point, Strzelecki, Arawata and now Trida.
“A number of factors influence coverage, including local topography, obstructions such as trees and other structures and building materials, as well as how far you are from the nearest base station,” she said.
“We understand how important mobile coverage is for residents in and around Mirboo and are happy to sit down with our customers and provide advice on how to maximise mobile coverage already available in the area.”
While towns like Meeniyan, Leongatha and Mirboo North are already connected to the national broadband network (NBN), Korumburra is still awaiting its connection.
Head of NBN local Victoria and Tasmania Ebony Aitken said fast and reliable broadband is just around the corner with construction underway to connect 1300 homes and businesses in Korumburra to the NBN.
“Crews will be on the ground, checking pits and pipes, laying the fibre backbone to the network and installing node cabinets throughout the area, with people expected to be able to connect to services over the NBN through their preferred phone or internet provider by the middle of this year,” she said.
“This is exciting news for local residents and businesses in parts of Korumburra as they get closer to being able to connect to the NBN.”
While the construction is taking place, Ms Aitken said some residents “may experience disruptions”.
“Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits for homes and businesses such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education and health tools and more options for on-demand entertainment,” she said.
“Whole families will be able to be online at the same time, using multiple devices and all enjoying the same fast speeds.
“And for businesses, all aspects of their online needs will be faster and more efficient with the NBN.”
People can use the check your address function at www.nbnco.com.au/switch to find out when the NBN will be available at their home or business.
They can also register their email address to be notified of when they should contact their preferred retail provider to place an order for their new internet and phone services.

Above right, So good: faster internet speeds and better mobile coverage are on the way for some areas of South Gippsland, which Matt King from Hi Tech Connections in Leongatha is pleased about.

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