Optus switches on towers in Rock Valley and Rosebank

Optus has switched on two towers in the Lismore region as part of the NSW Governments $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund. The mobile towers will provide extended Optus coverage and connectivity for the local community.

The Optus mobile towers are located in Rock Valley and Rosebank. The Rock Valley tower will provide enhanced mobile coverage to 820 premises in the local area, with 63 sq kms covered including 19km of major roads, and the Rosebank tower will cover 880 premises, 65 sq kms including 25km of major roads.

Nick Channell, Optus Territory General Manager for regional Northern NSW is thrilled to be providing regional and rural NSW residents with mobile competition and choice.

Were proud to be offering our customers with much-needed access to our fast 4G service. The towers will provide our customers with greater connectivity while living, working, and driving through the region, by unlocking access to communication and helping to facilitate contact with family and friends throughout the country, he said.

The investment in expanding Optus telecommunications infrastructure and mobile coverage was supported by the NSW Governments $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund, and we recognise the work of local businesses and the local community, he said.

The Rock Valley and Rosebank towers will also allow competition and choice for local businesses and residents by offering our best network ever at a great value. We are committed to giving our customers access to improved mobile coverage and high-quality internet added Mr Channell.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the new base stations at Rock Valley and Rosebank were a big win for the community of Lismore who will now have improved mobile coverage, when and where its needed.

Whether its staying in touch with family and friends, making business calls or appointments, having a reliable mobile network is crucial for regional communities like Lismore, Mr Toole said.

This tower was delivered as part of the NSW Governments $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund and reconfirms our commitment to improve mobile phone coverage across rural and regional NSW.

Optus continues to invest to improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its mobile network, with this new tower providing a competitive telecommunications alternative for residents and businesses.

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