A new 4G Telstra small cell tower has improved access to infrastructure for residents in Gunning.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor had been lobbying for the area’s mobile phone and internet connectivity to be upgraded.
“This is great news for residents in Gunning because there’s now a strong Telstra 4G signal in the village for mobile calls and internet connections,” Mr Taylor said.
“It’s been a while coming; we’ve had pretty poor coverage for a long time,” said Baileys Garage owner Craig Southwell.
Mr Southwell said he could now make calls on the mobile from his workshop.
“It is wonderful that the township of Gunning now has access to more reliable mobile coverage and improved internet connectivity via mobile devices.
“Improved technology is a game-changer for existing residents and businesses and will help make Gunning an even more attractive place to live, work, visit and invest into the future,” said Upper Lachlan Shire Council general manager John Bell,
Telstra Acting General Manager ACT and Southern NSW, Ann Jakle said small cell technology was benefiting regional communities like Gunning.
“Telstra is proud to be able to invest in small cells to deliver 4G data coverage to small regional towns,” Ms Jakle said.