EE’s 4G signal reaches Cornwall and many other new areas

Superfast 4G mobile internet's now available in a further 21 locations courtesy of EE, as coverage reaches 73% of the population, including more than 2,500 small towns and villages across the UK…

From today, EE, the UK's largest mobile network operator, is offering 4G mobile internet to customers in Cornwall for the first time.

Saltash, a town of 15,000 people, is the first place in Cornwall to be covered by 4GEE, and is the 250th town or city to get it, alongside more than 2,500 smaller communities across the country.

As well as Saltash, 20 other new locations have been switched on today, including lots of rural towns in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the south-west, East Midlands and north-west of England.

EE 4G now covers roughly 73% of the UK population, considerably more than that of any of its major rivals - O2, Three and Vodafone.

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

"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 even greater impact."

Today, 4GEE goes live in: Armagh City, Ballymena, Banbridge, Bellshill, Bishop's Stortford, Cheshunt, Craigavon, Dungannon, Frimley, Gravesend, Guiseley, Keynsham, Leyland, Nailsea, Ormskirk, Potters Bar, Strabane, Sutton in Ashfield, Swadlincote and Tyldesley.

EE first launched its 4G service in October 2013, almost a year before any of its competitors did the same, but although EE's still a long way ahead of the competition - in terms of both coverage and customer numbers - the others are catching up.

Vodafone 4G, for example, covers 239 large towns and cities, and it's on track to expand this to 98% of the population by the end of 2015.

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