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NSW Central Coast To Get $16 Million Railway Wi-Fi Link

Much to the relief of NSW Central Coast dwellers, including CDN ‘s Kate Castellari and David Frith, the NSW Government has decided to ante up to provide mobile networking coverage on the 60km railway line from Wyong to Hornsby, which also takes in Gosford, Woy Woy and the Hawkesbury River.

About 30,000 commuters use the line each day.

The work is being largely funded by a $12 million injection from the Federal Government and $4 million from the NSW Government – thanks, Gladys …

The feds yesterday said they were seeking “expressions of interest” – which may or may not include a cash injection – from telcos. A formal tender for the mobile portion of the project is expected to be called before the end of the year.

The job will be challenging. The well-frequented railway goes through some remote and very rugged bushland areas – not to mention Australia’s longest railway tunnel.

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