New Optus tower switched on at Firefly to boost coverage for residents

The new tower will boost coverage around Firefly.

The new tower will boost coverage around Firefly.

Optus has switched on a new tower at Firefly to boost coverage and connectivity to the area.

The new site was co-funded by the telecommunication company as well as the Federal and NSW governments as part of the Mobile Black Spot program.

Coverage from the site, which is co-located on an existing tower along Bunyah Road, enables more than 190 homes to connect to mobile reception.

More than 14 kilometres of roads and highways such as sections of the Bucketts Way, Firefly Road, Wallanbah Road, Avalon Road and Mill Street will have coverage enhanced.

Optus regulatory and public affairs vice-president, Andrew Sheridan said: "Bringing much-needed mobile coverage to rural communities like Firefly is important for residents.

"It not only means greater safety for people living, working and driving through these areas by unlocking access to communication but it also helps to facilitate contact with family and friends," Mr Sheridan said.