On Wednesday 27th, during a visit to Cornwall, Boris Johnson pledged that a Conservative Government would, in the first 100 days in office, finalise a £1 billion agreement with mobile phone operators to pool existing masts and build new ones to tackle rural ‘not-spots’. This announcement confirms the Conservatives’ commitment to the Shared Rural Network, if they are elected back into Government, which was announced by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nicky Morgan. This will see new masts built, and existing infrastructure shared between the four mobile phone providers – 02, Three, Vodafone and EE. The Conservatives say this will ensure 4G service for all customers, regardless of provider and bring additional coverage to 280,000 homes and businesses.
Parliament has been dissolved during the general election campaign.
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