EE has switched on its 4G network in Cornwall for the first time, bringing the superfast network to the town of Saltash, just over the border from Devon. EE also said it has now reached 250 towns and cities with its 4G network.
The switch-on in Saltash is one of 21 additional allocations that have now come online. Others include Bellshill, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Gravesend, Craigavon, Tyldesley, Cheshunt, Swadlincote and Bishop's Stortford.
The remaining locations are: Leyland, Guiseley, Ballymena, Frimley, Ormskirk, Potters Bar, Banbridge, Nailsea, Keynsham, Armagh City, Strabane and Dungannon.
Olaf Swantee, EE chief executive, said bringing 4G to Cornwall for the first time was a notable staging post on its ongoing rollout around the UK. “This is a landmark in our work to bring superfast mobile internet to as many people in as many places as possible,” he said.
“We know the benefits that 4G offers to consumers and businesses, and we’re investing heavily in areas that have not previously had good mobile or fixed line coverage where those benefits can have an ever greater impact.”
The 4G rollout into Cornwall will finally bring faster mobile internet services to the county. The majority of Cornwall has been enjoying high speed fixed broadband for some time, as part of a major project by BT, which started in 2010.
V3 saw evidence of this rollout in 2012 and last week was in the Isles of Scilly to see a fibre cable brought ashore to the islands, as part of BT's £132m rollout in the county and the islands, as the project nears completion.
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