Tuesday, June 29, 2021

4G in rural areas

Today the government has announced that the new £1 billion Shared Rural Network will boost mobile connectivity across every part of our country, levelling up and connecting people as we build back better.

  • Every  corner of the United Kingdom should enjoy the economic and social benefits of 4G mobile connectivity, to help people whether they want to set up a business, go shopping online, or stream entertainment.
     
  • That is why the government is working with the telecommunications industry to boost mobile coverage through our £1 billion Shared Rural Network, which will increase 4G coverage across every part of the country – including in Scotland, where coverage will increase by two thirds, in Wales where coverage will increase by a third, and in the North East of England, where it will increase from 68 per cent to 86 per cent.
     
  • This will help to level up every part of the UK, powering economic growth and connecting people wherever they live.

(Full disclosure: I work in the industry - in Openreach - but am writing as a Conservative councillor and not on behalf of my employer.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't get 2g in west cumbria

Chris Whiteside said...

Depends whereabouts in West Cumbria you are talking about. There are towns where you can get a decent mobile service and this rollout plan will improve the number.

But there are a lot of sparsely populated valleys surrounded by mountains in Cumbria where providing the most advanced mobile services will always be difficult.