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For far too many of us, it’s difficult to get a signal on our phone – far less connect to the internet. It’s time the UK government acted on mobile coverage blackspots.

A new report found that just 17 per cent of Scotland’s landmass has 4G coverage, compared to 60 per cent in England. In comparison to our Nordic neighbours – that also have challenging landscapes – the UK’s performance is even worse.

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In government, we’ve published the UK’s first Mobile Action Plan and we’re taking forward a programme to tackle ‘not-spots’ – areas with no or little internet coverage.

But the reality is, mobile connectivity laws are reserved to Westminster so we’re calling for the UK government to:

📱 Match Scottish Government funding to address gaps in 4G coverage

📱 Deliver a ‘rural areas first’ policy for new 5G licensing

📱 Support our ambition for Scotland to be a testbed for new technologies and business models

📱 Set a new UK-wide target for mobile internet coverage to match the best in Europe and publish an Action Plan to achieve it - backed up with adequate funding

 

Signal your support – sign our petition today.

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