More Pearce Residents to Have Access to Mobile and Broadband Services
Posted on Monday, 12 May 2008
Federal Member for Pearce, the Hon Judi Moylan MP has welcomed Optus’ announcement that it would invest a further $315 million to extend its third generation mobile network to service 98% of Australians.
Mrs Moylan said many Pearce residents without adequate mobile coverage and broadband access would benefit from Optus’ investment.
“People living in areas such as Boddington, Chittering, Cuballing, Wandering, and Wannamal will for the first time ever have access to Optus services,” Mrs Moylan said.
“While people living in areas such as The Vines, Butler, Bindoon, Popanyinning and Toodyay will be able to choose from a greater range of services.”
Optus plans to use approximately 750 new base stations across Australia to extend its 3G network, giving consumers access to services such as video calling, multimedia messaging and Optus Zoo.
“Through this network expansion people living in rural and regional areas will be able to access new technology at prices comparable to those in metropolitan areas,” Mrs Moylan explained.
“Everyone stands to benefit from this network expansion including those working in hospitals and schools, families who use the Internet to keep in touch with loved ones, and our business people who use it to contact their customers and suppliers and to find new markets for their product,” Mrs Moylan explained.