DOZENS of mobile phone black spots have been identified by the Federal Government.
A database of 6000 locations deemed black spots across Australia has been released as part of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
Locations on the database may be eligible for a new or enhanced mobile base station under the $100 million program.
Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher said the number of locations nominated is evidence of the strong demand for improved mobile coverage.
"The Government's $100 million will be allocated through a competitive selection process, under which Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, as well as specialist mobile infrastructure providers," Mr Fletcher said.
"The process is expected to leverage at least an additional $100 million in investment from bidding parties, state governments and local councils.
"Following this competitive selection process the government expects that between 250 and 300 new mobile phone base stations will be built around the country.
"It is important to understand that, although 6,000 locations have been nominated, this does not mean that there are 6,000 locations where a new base station is required."
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