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EE finally brings 4G to Cornwall

Saltash becomes 250th town to get superfast network.

By Vinod

Britain’s most south westerly county can finally access 4G download speeds following the news that EE is bringing its superfast network to Cornwall.

The town of Saltash has become the first in the county to get connected to EE’s network, meaning the 15,000 local residents and visiting holidaymakers will be able to get online faster than ever before.

However, Saltash is only just over the border from Devon, proving that networks still have a long way to go in penetrating more remote regions of the UK with 4G.

EE has also switched on 4G access in 20 other towns across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland as it looks to further expand its customer base across the UK. The operator’s 4G network now covers over 73% of the UK population, including more than 2,500 villages and small towns.

"This is a landmark in our work to bring superfast mobile internet to as many people in as many places as possible" said Olaf Swantee, EE CEO.

"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 full list of the new towns getting connected is: Saltash, Bellshill, Sutton in Ashfield, Gravesend, Craigavon, Tyldesley, Cheshunt, Swadlincote, Bishop’s Stortford, Leyland, Guiseley, Ballymena, Frimley, Ormskirk, Potters Bar, Banbridge, Nailsea, Keynsham, Armagh City, Strabane and Dungannon.

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EE announced last week that the number of its 4G customers doubled in the first half of 2014 to reach 4.2 million, with an intention to hit 6 million customers by the end of the year.

 

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