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Vodafone 4G goes live in 200th rural location

A mast in Combe, West Berkshire became the 200th site to go live, providing residents, businesses and visitors with fast and reliable data speeds, as well as quality voice calls.

The SRN programme is a £1 billion joint initiative between the mobile industry, Ofcom and government aimed at increasing operators’ UK 4G coverage in rural areas. The activity is also part of Vodafone’s wider network modernisation programme which has resulted its 4G coverage reaching 99 per cent of UK premises.

Andrea Dona, Vodafone UK’s network director said, "The SRN programme remains an extremely important strand of our wider rural network campaign. For our 4G to reach 200 masts is great news for our customers in those rural and remote areas of the UK.  However, we continue to work hard on this programme to ensure our customers have the coverage they need, whatever their postcode." 

Laura Farris MP, Member of Parliament for Newbury, said, "Connectivity is a vital component of our day-to-day lives and this government is committed to extending high-quality 4G coverage to the UK's most rural communities through the Shared Rural Network programme. It is wonderful to see Vodafone reach this significant milestone and I am delighted that residents and businesses in Combe will now benefit from this boost in coverage."