An isolated Indigenous community in Queensland has again been left without phone lines or internet services for four days.
The Lockhart River and Aboriginal Shire is currently without internet and phone services due to a solar power incident at a site in Pascoe.
The region has an extensive history of telecommunications issues, which tend to happen in the wet season when these services are needed the most.
Earlier in February, about 800 Lockhart River residents lost landline, mobile and internet connections for more than a week due to intermittent power failures at Batavia Downs.
In 2018, the town went without contact with the outside world for six weeks after lightning struck a phone tower.
Lockhart River mayor Wayne Butcher said Telstra's infrastructure doesn't meet the demands for the region and the reoccurring incidents were dangerous for his community.
"If it happened once every three years or five years you can understand, but the fact that in the last 18 months we've had three breakdowns ... its getting ridiculous ... or stupid, I guess, in one sense," he told AAP.
"You can't work, you can't run your own business, you can't do nothing without internet or phone service.
"I think it's just unacceptable. It seems to be the problem with the infrastructure over and over again.
"I mean, obviously there's this clear indication that they need to start fixing or investing in their infrastructure."
As service went down on Sunday, a local couple and their 10-year-old son were camping 30 kilometres south of Lockhart when heavy rain hit the region and they were left stranded.
The young family were only rescued on Wednesday when the mayor was able to reach an emergency air-lift service from Cairns.
"I could only communicate with the helicopter that was nearby to pick them up this morning and it was all weather dependent too," Mr Butcher said.
"Luckily they were just down to the last, I think, piece of bread, but we got them safely back to town."
The town operates off a 3G service, but Mr Butcher says the ongoing inconsistencies pose real danger to the locals.
"We're supposed to have 3G but we're flat out having 1G," he said.
"It urgently needs an upgrade - we've been talking to Telstra about an upgrade and I think they've negotiated some options on the table, so we're just waiting to hear back what it's going to look like, or how much it will cost.
"There has to be a quicker response time - we simply can't wait four or five days if someone is in a leaking boat out there, or someone is having a heart attack. You got no chance of survival.
"This is a serious community safety issue now and our community seriously needs better investment and infrastructure that can cope with our environment."
Telstra said in a statement the outage was caused by a lack of solar power due to heavy cloud cover in Pascoe, which is affecting services to Lockhart River.
"Telstra has been in contact with the CEO of Lockhart River, and we hope to restore services tomorrow if power and facilities technicians are able to attend the site by helicopter," it said.