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Improved digital connectivity for Bourke river meters

Member for Parkes and Regional Communications Minister, Mark Coulton, (right) with Bourke Mayor, Barry Hollman. PHOTO TWH

People in the Bourke Shire can look forward to new and improved telecommunications thanks to the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

Federal Member for Parkes and Regional Communications Minister, Mark Coulton, has announced that Field Solutions Group (FSG) has received $589,712 to deploy a fixed wireless network in the Bourke Shire.

“I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Bourke will enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved digital connectivity brings,” Mr Coulton said.

“FSG will use this funding to extend high-speed broadband connectivity into areas in the Bourke region with limited existing coverage, enabling the uptake of new agricultural and business technologies.

“This project will help keep our businesses connected, allow our families to stay in touch and provide people in Bourke with greater access to telehealth and education services.”

FSG specialises in delivering connectivity solutions to rural, regional, and remote Australia and over the past four years has developed and operates the largest national non-NBN fixed wireless network.

With the Federal Government’s support, FSG will deliver new networks in 16 traditionally underserviced areas across Australia, where true broadband and general connectivity services are greatly lacking.

“We are excited to be adding Bourke to our coverage footprint,” FSG CEO Andrew Roberts said.

“FSG’s approach to building telecommunications infrastructure has been recognised as a viable, cost-effective and forward-looking way of delivering true broadband solutions for rural and remote areas.

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