16 base stations to get upgrades to reduce outages during disasters

Sixteen connected base stations from Kyogle to Casino and Evans Head to Woodburn will be getting an upgrade.

The Mobile Network Hardening Program is a Federal Government funded program aimed at reducing the risks of service outages during natural disasters and during the response and recovery period.

The funding of $2.2 million for 82 projects includes upgrades to transmission resiliency across 16 connected base stations in the Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Lismore LGAs.

The program aims to narrow the digital divide.

The work includes an Optus microwave capacity upgrade and Tx router equipment to support the resiliency paths on clusters of base stations including Tuckombil, Woodburn South, Woodburn, Evans Head, Evans Head, Casino, Doonbah, North Casino/Bentley, Casino North,  South Gundurimba, Rock Valley, Goolmangar, Kyogle central and north

The rollout schedule will be published once contracts have been executed.

For more information about the program visit here.

The information in this report was provided by the Federal Government.

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