A new era of mobile internet is here

KINGAROY residents can now access faster mobile internet speeds.

Telstra has switched on the 4G LTE mobile network.

The town is one of 200 regional towns and holidays spots Telstra is upgrading by the end of 2013.

On the 3G network customers get between 1-20 MBps, but on 4G they will get between 2-40 MBps.

Telstra Country Wide Area general manager for southern Queensland May Boisen said the new 4G coverage gives locals in Kingaroy mobile broadband speeds as fast as those in capital cities.

"Our 4G network coverage provides a reach that is now four times that of any competitor," she said.

"The additional speeds and network capacity Telstra 4G offers will really support both residents and local businesses in this area.

"The addition of 4G also benefits our 3G only customers as 3G network capacity is freed up as customers migrate their data traffic onto our 4G service."