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July 2, 2014updated 22 Sep 2016 1:29pm

10 places in the UK still waiting for 4G

Is your hometown still stuck in the slow lane?

By Vinod

There’s no doubt that 4G is a significant step forward, bringing improved and more reliable connectivity to all its users. But despite a major push by networks and the government, some areas are still missing out on the benefits. We all know you can get 4G inside most major cities, but what about outside of these? Here are 10 places that are still to get connected…

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth

The famous seaside resort and former fishing port is on the most easterly point of England, yet despite being a hub for both nuclear and oil power, no 4G networks reach the town. The nearest connected city is Ipswich, over 30 miles away.

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Often populated by lorry drivers and families heading on the car ferry services, the white-cliffed coastal town is yet to receive 4G connectivity, meaning that those social media farewells and frantic photo uploads may struggle slightly when competing with your fellow holidaymakers.

Weymouth

Weymouth

Another popular tourist destination, the seaside town of Weymouth sits midway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Its 52,000 residents enjoy balmy summer temperatures and many major sailing events, but as of now, no superfast internet connections.

 

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

That’s right, Shakespeare’s birthplace, nestled south of Birmingham, is still yet to receive 4G. Despite the five million-odd tourists that visit the historic town every year, flocking to the great man’s house and the majestic Royal Shakespeare Theatre situated on the banks of the Avon, no network has yet provided high-speed connectivity to Stratford.

Buxton

Buxton

Known as the gateway to the Peak District, Buxton is the highest market town in England, making it ideal for good phone reception – or maybe not. The picturesque town is still to receive 4G connectivity, so the many tourists that visit and stay there will have to wait a little longer for superfast photo uploading.

Whitby

Whitby

North Yorkshire’s most Dracula-friendly seaside resort has moved on majorly since the days of Dracula’s reign of terror, and is now well known for its fishing and tourism. It has no 4G coverage though, which may be due in part to its location on the east of the North York Moors national park facing out over the North Sea.

Perth

Perth

Not to be confused with the capital of Western Australia, the Scottish city of Perth is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Highlands", and is also home to the historic Scone Abbey, original home of the Stone of Scone. Located on the banks of the River Tay around 30 miles north from Edinburgh, the city’s 44,000 inhabitants eagerly await the coming of 4G sometime in the near future.

 

 

Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Not just the subject of niche football pub quiz trivia (featuring the only English-based team to compete in the Scottish leagues), Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northerly town in England. Frequently conquered and captured by both England and Scotland, the town features some incredible medieval town walls and Britian’s earliest barracks building, but no 4G connections.

Truro

Truro

Known for its historic port and cathedral, Truro is the only city in Cornwall, and the most southern city in the British Isles. With 23,000 residents, the city was a key trade hub for hundreds of years, but is now best known for its tourism – although visitors expecting superfast broadband may be in for a disappointment.

IOW

Isle of Wight

Lastly, our southern neighbour, the Isle of Wight, famous for its cows, sailing (at Cowes) and music festivals, is still to get connected to 4G. No doubt hampered by the several miles separating it from the mainland, the island does in fact feature broadband-enabled telephone lines, although some areas are too remote for any kind of current signal.

 

 

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