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Regional West Australians to receive technology boost

On Feb 04 2013
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Those who live on rural property in Western Australia will no doubt be familiar with the challenges ...

Those who live on rural property in Western Australia will no doubt be familiar with the challenges that come with residing in isolated areas.

While many people cite freedom, safety and affordability as some of the benefits of living in the country, a lack of employment opportunities, vital amenities and services are just some of the obstacles that may come with living in regional parts of the state.

With this in mind, prospective homebuyers or renters in rural parts of WA may be interested in the state government's $106 million Regional Mobile Communications Project (RMCP), which will boost mobile coverage and access to wireless broadband.

Speaking about the initiative on Friday (February 1), state science and innovation minister John Day said the three-year project will deliver significant benefits to West Australians.

"This program is helping to break down the digital divide that previously existed in some regional and remote communities of the state," Mr Day remarked.

"People living, travelling and working in these areas can now make telephone calls, search Google, map their location, tweet, update Facebook and email, all thanks to this project."



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