Mobile technology has come to Warroo making it possible now to contact emer- gency services, call home or even send a selfie!
A new mobile phone tower was launched at Warroo (almost 50km west of Forbes) last Friday to improve mobile phone coverage in the area.
Minister for Small Business and member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, said at the launch: “After lobbying by the local com- munity and the former local member John Cobb, this tower was able to be delivered under Round 1 of the Federal Government Mobile Black Spot Program.”
An investment of $100 million for Round 1 will deliver more than 500 new mobile base stations in regional and remote areas.
“It’s great to hear first-hand from the local community about the benefits of this tower to the villages, farmers and local residents,” said Michael. Even more so because it supports the Rural Fire Service and other emergency services, enabling them to be contacted and connected to each other when travelling through this area and at- tending to emergency situations.
Telstra Countrywide Area General Manager, Chris Taylor agreed: “Expanding coverage to the regions ensures locals can keep in contact with family and friends and run their businesses more effectively.”