EE rolls out 4G in 10 more towns

Jordan O'Brien
July 24, 2013

EE has rolled out 4G connectivity to 10 more towns including Maidstone, and Welwyn Garden City.

It has also switched on double speed 4G in many of its existing locations.

Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City have all been hooked up to the 4G network, bringing coverage to 60% of the UK population.

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Southampton meanwhile have all been blessed with speeds of up to 60Mbps.

EE says that is hasn’t stopped adding more places to its coverage, with hopes that 98% of the population will be covered by the end of 2013, meaning the other networks will be considerably behind when their 4G networks finally launch.

Whilst 60% of the UK population may be able to connect to 4G services, only 2.5% of EE’s total user base has done so.

This could be down to the high costs and low data allowances, something Three has already said that it won’t do when its 4G network launches — offering all you can eat data for no extra cost over 3G services.

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