Today it was announced that EE is to upgrade 4G coverage in more than 25 rural locations across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire by June 2024.
The project is the next instalment of the ground-breaking Shared Rural Network programme, which is aiming to extend 4G coverage to 95% of the UK’s geography by 2025.
Speaking about the announcement, local MS for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Samuel Kurtz, said:
“This is yet another major step forward in eradicating internet and mobile phone signal inequality once and for all, especially in Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire.
“Local residents and businesses are rightly frustrated about the current provision of connectivity in our region, that’s why this joint deal between the UK Government and a whole host of mobile firms is vital in bringing fast and reliable 4G mobile coverage to rural Wales.
“These plans will ensure that almost everyone can look forward to sweeping coverage of fast and reliable 4G connection, injecting the next generation of gigabyte broadband technology directly into our homes and workplaces.
“There’s still more to do, but this is certainly a positive step forward. This will take time, but we’re well on our way to achieving digital equality for West Wales.