Residents in the Hunter electorate have until this Friday to nominate areas that need better mobile phone communications.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter says the Federal government is investing $100 million to improve mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.
Senator Williams said the Mobile Black Spot programme will improve mobile coverage along major transport routes, in small communities, areas with high seasonal demand and in locations that are prone to experiencing natural disasters.
He said the government will commence a competitive selection process later this year and locations which have been selected for funding will be announced in the first half of next year.
Senator Williams said the first base stations will be rolled out in the second half of next year.
“This is a great chance for people in the Hunter to nominate those areas that have no or poor mobile phone coverage so they can be considered for funding.