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Delivering on communication

Delivering on communication

The ongoing collaborative work between East Gippsland Shire Council and Telstra continued this week with a visit from chief executive officer Vicki Brady and her team, and representatives from NBNCo.
The thought-provoking update and discussions included an overview of some of the changes that have been made to the delivery of telecommunication services in the region since the 2019-20 fires, including infrastructure upgrades to facilitate 3G to 4G/5G, and the delivery of a further 18 new mobile sites coming online in East Gippsland, thanks in part to advocacy efforts.
Importantly the discussion also focused on some of recent learnings from the recent storm event where power failures led to extensive telecommunications outages and the information isolation of many communities.
Telstra was able to indicate a strong understanding of the needs of the community and shared some of the work they are trialling to improve services to East Gippslanders.

IMAGE: Chief executive officer of Telstra Australia, Vicki Brady, chairman of East Gippsland Marketing (EGMI), Patrick Carson, EGMI executive officer, Liz Whitehill, and EGMI board member, Joe Rettino.

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