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Newtown gets 4G, is Welshpool next?

 
Created on 06/12/2016 @ 07:10
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As Newtown looks set to be the first town in Montgomeryshire to benefit from a solid 4G mobile signal on the EE network, the question naturally being asked is will Welshpool be next?

Montgomeryshire Assembly Member Russell George certainly thinks so as he says the fight to get full coverage in the area goes on, even starting with a normal signal for some!

Mr George has welcomed the recent improvement in mobile coverage in the Newtown area which comes 12 months after he invited all mobile network operators for a public meeting in the town.

“While Newtown has finally been brought into the 21st Century, there are countless communities across Montgomeryshire which still suffer from a total lack of coverage and are still waiting for a basic service, so the campaign must go on to ensure that we have universal mobile coverage across Mid Wales,” he said.

Mr George recently led a debate in the National Assembly on digital connectivity, during which he called on the Welsh Government to use the devolved levers at its disposal and work with the regulator and network operators to promote telecoms infrastructure investment and network deployment.

During the summer, MyWelshpool backed frustrated EE customers in lobbying the phone service providing giant to better serve the people of Welshpool after it was revealed overgrown trees were blocking the signal. Thankfully that problem was eventually resolved but it meant weeks of poor or no coverage for many residents and businesses.

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