The WA Government is stepping up efforts to close the digital divide in regional Western Australia, setting aside $20.7 million for the Regional Telecommunications Project.
Poor digital connectivity has been identified as one of the major impediments to regional economic development and job creation.
This new funding will ensure WA gets its fair share in the next rounds of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, putting the State in a strong position to negotiate for Federal and industry investment.
In the last round of the program, the WA Government secured 26 new mobile towers for regional Western Australia – an investment of $14.6 million for the State.
Funding will be dependent on leveraging investment from the Federal Government and industry.
Source: WA Government