EE to connect 1,500 extra rural ‘not-spots’ to 4G

EE will extend 4G in an additional 1,500 areas by June 2024 to improve rural connectivity as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme.

The ISP has already upgraded 853 areas since the SRN was signed, 449 in England, 265 in Scotland, 97 in Wales, and 42 in Northern Ireland.

This latest pledge will take EE’s total enhanced areas to 2,386 by extending 4G to a further 925 in England, 359 in Scotland, 125 in Northern Ireland, and 123 in Wales.

BT Group CEO Philip Jansen said: “Today we’ve made a renewed commitment to boost rural connectivity, helping improve mobile performance regardless of location.

“The investment BT has made in rural areas means we have the infrastructure in place to extend our 4G coverage footprint even further, minimising the number of new sites we need to build to ensure everyone has access to reliable connectivity.”


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