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Mobile phone signal now available in Weaverthorpe
8:01am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
HOMES and businesses in a North Yorkshire village are the first to benefit from a £150 million Government investment in extending mobile coverage across the country.
For the first time, more than 200 premises at Weaverthorpe, near Malton, can now get a mobile signal.
Under the scheme, the Government provides the capital funding for Arqiva to build the new infrastructure and the four mobile network operators – EE, Telefonica, Three and Vodafone – provide coverage from the sites and cover operating costs for the twenty-year life of the project.
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said: “For the first time, these small, rural communities will enjoy the benefits of mobile phones that the rest of us take for granted.”
A Three spokesperson said: “Good mobile coverage brings real social and economic benefits to communities like Weaverthorpe. It is important that industry and Government work together to ensure more remote communities enjoy a good mobile experience.”
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