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Govt Earmarks $90 Million Comms At 81 Regional Sites

A gang of three Liberal Government ministers has kicked off a round of funding for regional areas, including 81 sites that could get a slice of $90 million to upgrade their communications.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, alongside Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton announced on Friday that 81 sites have been selected to get a slice of $90 million available under the Regional Connectivity Program.

Initial grants that have been made public include those made to Gundagai, Cootamundra, and Snowy Valley areas in New South Wales, while the rest are expected to be announced in coming weeks.

“Grants have been allocated on a competitive basis, with the value of successful projects ranging from $80,500 for targeted mobile capacity upgrades in small towns to $8,750,000 for the deployment of large-scale fixed wireless broadband networks across entire regions,” the three said.

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