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LABOR’S LATEST ELECTION PROMISE

The Shadow Minister for Regional Communications says funding for the government’s multi-million-dollar blackspot program hasn’t been money well spent.

Stephen Jones was in Lismore this week, taking aim at the ‘patchy’ mobile and broadband networks at Casino.

He says 1-in-5 sites the government selected to build towers on…didn’t actually extend coverage.

“The problem we have at the moment is there’s been too much politics in the process, bad decisions have been made about where the phone towers are being located and some of the new technology available hasn’t been used.”

Despite recent public backlash over the proposed Telstra Tower at Lillian Rock, Labor says it has a plan to allay community concerns.

“A tower based in one area might be controversial but in another might have the full support.”

The opposition has promised to ‘work from the ground up’, if elected.

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