Gordon MP Richard Thomson has received an update on improvements to mobile coverage in the constituency.
Telecoms company EE has already improved 4G coverage in more than 1,300 areas across the UK, including over 500 in the last year through the Shared Rural Network (SRN) Programme. The company has pledged to extend its 4G coverage in more than 900 additional locations by mid-2024, including 245 in Scotland, totalling over 2,000 in this phase of the programme.
9 of the locations which have received upgrades in the past 12 months have been in Gordon Constituency.
SNP MP Mr Thomson also met with a senior manager from BT earlier this week to discuss their improvements to the mobile network.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“I was pleased to hear of the good progress being made in extending mobile coverage in Gordon Constituency.
“For those in areas not yet served or upgraded, clearly there is still much to do to ensure everyone benefits, but this was a very useful briefing and I look forward to further progress across the North-east in early course.”
Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT Group, said:
“BT is committed to ensuring that even the most remote areas of the country are connected. Despite a challenging economic environment, we’re continuing to invest in rural infrastructure to achieve that. EE’s 4G has expanded by 500 square miles over the past year and we continue to be the sole provider of mobile services in many areas of the UK.”