$13.2m to boost battery backup for mobile phone towers


Wednesday, 09 December, 2020


$13.2m to boost battery backup for mobile phone towers

The federal government has announced it is providing $13.2 million to Telstra, Optus and TPG to extend battery backup at 467 mobile phone towers in regional and remote communities to provide a minimum of 12 hours of backup power.

The investment is part of the $650 million bushfire recovery relief package announced by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Emergency Management in May 2020.

The funding will go towards upgrades at specific sites funded under Round 1 and 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

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