Rural Cumbria in the North of England is the first countryside area to see 4G connect country folk with no access to fixed line broadband. Mobile operator EE has switches on its 4G network to give an opportunities to over 2,000 residents and businesses have access to superfast broadband connectivity in the rural region.
From 6 December, residents and businesses covered by EE’s 4G network in Cumbria will be able to sign up to a great value 4GEE wireless broadband data plan for their home or office, with a promotional offer of 20GB for just £25 per month. Additional data bundles are available at 2GB for £7.50, 4GB for £10, and 10GB for £15.
However users need a Huawei B953 router with high-gain antennas which designed specifically to suit the needs of rural locations. It delivers a Wi-Fi broadband signal, just like a being connected to a fibre broadband network, EE claimed.
The last 100 square miles of the 2,613 square mile county will be covered by March 2014.
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EE has announced a new set of huge 4G plans for businesses with data allowances that go up to 1 petabyte, aimed at enterprises and broadcasters. The UK carrier has launched the packages, known as Super Bundles, with 50TB, 100TB, 200TB, 500TB or 1PB data bundles, with pricing of £8 per GB. EE says it won’t put expiry dates on the data bundles and that businesses can add new SIMs at will, meaning companies could share the data allowances between a large number of users.
Mobile operator EE has unveiled a range of super-sized 3G and 4G data bundles for business customers that start at 50TB ranging up to 1PB, and which could save broadcasters and other data-intensive industries millions of pounds, the firm claims. The new Super Bundles for business have been developed in response to corporate and public-sector organisations, as well as broadcast and communications media looking for a cost-effective alternative to satellite and cable uplinks.
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