Dependable, fast broadband, and mobile telephone coverage continues to be essential for the economic development of the Wide Bay Burnett region.  Mobile telephone coverage is also crucial during natural disasters and serious accidents. 

This is why, in 2014, WBBROC commissioned independent testing of broadband access across the Wide Bay Burnett region.   The independent telecommunications consultant travelled over 2,000 kilometres of roads throughout the region.

The following report highlighted the needs at that time:

WBBROC continues to use this independent evidence to lobby both the Government and the telecommunications carriers.  In this way, key priority blackspot areas, are slowly over time, being eliminated.  

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