EE 4G switched on for 12 UK towns

Mobile broadband from 'superfast' provider EE has now reached 62 towns and cities across the country.

4G mobile broadband is now available in more locations across the UK.

EE, the UK's first major 4G provided, has switched on the 'superfast' mobile internet service, with speeds at least five times faster than the 3G still used by most of us, in 12 more towns.

From today, EE's 4G coverage extends to Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor.

It's now available in 62 towns and cities in total.

Olaf Swantee, chief executive of EE, said: "Our roll-out of the country's first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we're connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible.

"We're committed to rolling out 4G to 98% of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the 'double speed' 4G that will launch this summer."

Earlier this month, EE announced it would soon be increasing both the speed and capacity of its 4G mobile broadband network. It will take top speeds to 80Mb and double the average speed customers actually receive to at least 20Mb.

At the moment, EE is Britain's only major 4G provider, but rival networks including O2, Vodafone and Three are expected to launch their own services in the coming months.

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