Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Switch on to Yangan Connection; Optus Deliver Faster Data

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Switch on to Yangan Connection; Optus Deliver Faster Data

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Byline: Sophie Lester

SWITCHING on faster data connections for regional mobile users is behind a new phone tower on the Southern Downs.

Optus switched on the tower co-located on the existing NBN Co tower at Careys Rd at Emu Vale on Monday.

The site is one of three on the Southern Downs to be funded under the Federal Government Mobile Black Spot Program.

Others base stations include Goomburra and The Summit.

Andrew Sheridan, vice-president for Optus regulatory and public affairs, said the new tower would provide faster data connection to residents in Emu Vale and Yangan and travellers within a 10km area.

"We are pleased to be a part of the Mobile Black Spot Program and to be able to deliver crucial telecommunications infrastructure to regional and remote areas across Australia," Mr Sheridan said.

"With so many more people on smartphones we're wanting to take ours from voice centric network to the next level and now making it more data capable. …

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