Superfast 4G mobile broadband from EE is now available in 200 UK towns and cities. EE announced on Friday that Rhyl, a seaside town in Wales, has become the 200th town to benefit from its 4G connectivity. This move sees Ryhl become the first Welsh town to boast access to LTE speeds. EE’s 4G will go live on 25 April in Armadale, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse, Cumbernauld, Hamilton Kirkintilloch, Larne, Newry, Peterlee, Staines, Stockton-on-Tees, Rhyl and Washington.
EE says that its switch on requirements mean that locations aren’t considered ‘official’ 4G EE towns until at least 80 per cent of the area is covered. So if you’re living in Rhyl and you can’t get 4G right now, you may have to wait until EE coverage improves. EE hasn’t said when if and will expand beyond the 80 per cent. Source
EE has rapidly expanded coverage since it launched 4G in November 2012, with its service also covering major airports and transport routes and commercial deals ensuring sports fans at Wembley and music lovers at Glastonbury will also be able to receive LTE. Source
“Today we switch on our 200th 4G town just 18 months after pioneering the service in the UK. The UK’s mobile digital infrastructure is now ahead of many other nations. We’re proud to have been the driving force that made that happen, but we won’t stop there.” said EE CEO Olaf Swantee.