TELSTRA says it has expanded its 5G coverage on the Mornington Peninsula to Shoreham, Red Hill South and parts of Point Leo and Main Ridge.
Regional general manager Loretta Willaton customers in those areas with 5G devices “can get faster download speeds and enjoy greater capacity during those busy periods on the mobile network”.
Ms Willaton said there were more than 30 5G sites “on-air” across the peninsula, including Portsea, Sorrento and Blairgowrie, up to Safety Beach, Mount Martha and Mornington.
While Telstra regularly makes announcements about its expanding 5G coverage, there are continuing complaints about blackspots.
Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor David Gill says he has received complaints from “throughout” his Red Hill Ward, including Camp Hill Road, Somers.
He said coverage blackspots were also being reported from “across the peninsula in general”.
Cr Gill said the lack of service was “due to poor federal government decision making, which let down our businesses and our community”.
“False economy regarding digital technology is a major issue which we cannot afford to ignore,” he said.
“I will continue to advocate to the Federal Government and our local [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt to fix the problems that they have created.”
Cr Gill said he would ask other councillors to back “a renewed advocacy campaign”.