New Buxton mobile phone tower switched on

Hume MP Angus Taylor, Buxton resident Frances Taylor and Telstra’s Lisa McTiernan (right) welcome the new mobile phone tower being switched on at Buxton.

Hume MP Angus Taylor, Buxton resident Frances Taylor and Telstra’s Lisa McTiernan (right) welcome the new mobile phone tower being switched on at Buxton.

Poor phone reception in Buxton is set to improve with establishment of a new mobile phone tower.

The tower has now been switched on and is located near the village’s NSW Rural Fire Service shed.

Buxton resident Frances Taylor said the new tower had improved phone reception at her home.

“I used to have to go outside to make a call,” the 72-year-old said.

“It’s a great convenience to have this service and my neighbours feel the same way.”

Funding for 21 towers across the Hume electorate was secured under the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Hume MP Angus Taylor said said he was delighted to see Buxton’s mobile phone tower switched on.

Mr Taylor said the Buxton tower announcement followed the switch-on of an NBN tower at Picton East in recent months.

“The Mobile Black Spot Program is the most significant increase in mobile network coverage to regional Australia ever delivered by a government funding program,” he said.

“Hume is in the thick of the action.”

Applications for round four of the Mobile Black Spot Program have been extended until January 10, 2019.