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FarrPoint's new report shows the impact of EE mobile connectivity on Britain’s rural communities


FarrPoint's new report shows the impact of EE mobile connectivity on Britain’s rural communities

26 JUNE 2024

A new independent study carried out by connectivity consultancy FarrPoint has analysed the socio-economic impact of four 4G mobile sites on the rural communities they serve across the UK.

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The report finds:

Download the report to see the full list of findings or visit the EE's website to read the (this will open in a new window)press release.

Every rural community can benefit from modern mobile connectivity. This report provides evidence of how it is helping local businesses grow, supporting rural employment opportunities, and enabling more people to experience the benefits of the digital economy. That’s why we’re proud to have delivered on the coverage targets we committed to, helping to close the digital divide and ensure that the benefits of 4G connectivity are more widely felt in every corner of the UK.

Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT Group

Further details and results from the study per site are summarised in the table below:

benefits of mobile connectivity uk

At FarrPoint, we believe digital infrastructure can meet rural needs despite technical challenges, yet about 9% of the UK still lacks mobile coverage. The main issue is often the cost and perceived value of such investments. We were pleased to study the benefits of EE's investments in four sites under the Shared Rural Network (SRN), which positively impacts rural connectivity and shows the industry's ability to extend services to challenging areas.

Dr Andrew Muir, CEO FarrPoint

If you're interested in learning more about this work or how FarrPoint could help review your projects, get in touch.

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