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29 May, 2021

$1.5 million digital upgrade to help feed, power and build Isaac

DIGITAL infrastructure in the Isaac region has been given $1.5 million to boost connectivity for residents, schools and businesses.

The project funded under the Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity program to new and improved telecommunication services between Moranbah and Clermont with five new towers part of the project.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said this will help keep local businesses connected, help our families stay in touch and mean we can better access health, education and online services on the go.

“Mobile and broadband connectivity is essential to help feed, power and build sustainable and vibrant Isaac regional communities,” Mayor Baker said.

“Our residents and mum-and-dad enterprises deserve improved broadband services and data that deliver fast and reliable connectivity.

“This will give families a boost in keeping in touch, businesses to stay connected and gain more access to online health and educational services.

“Thank you to the Commonwealth for recognise this as a priority especially in this COVID-19 clime we all find ourselves in.”

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry said the Isaac projects provide people with access to improved broadband services and data.

“This improved connectivity would support agricultural productivity by enabling the uptake of Agtech and decision agriculture in a significant livestock and crop growing region, including to a new Signature Beef processing plant, which would create new jobs,” Ms Landry said.

Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton said this is part the $90 million program is delivering 81 place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions through a range of mobile and broadband services.

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