Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, has today welcomed news that people in Leominster are now able to benefit from much-improved 4G mobile phone coverage following a major investment by EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator and part of the BT Group.

Leominster is one of the latest rural locations in the UK to benefit from engineering work making it easier and quicker for people to get connected on their mobile phones.

It is EE’s ambition to connect 95 per cent of the UK landmass to its superfast 4G network by 2020, including some of the most remote parts of the country.

Commenting on the announcement, Bill Wiggin MP said:

“I am delighted to hear that EE has rolled out 4G coverage across Leominster, which will benefit many local residents and businesses. Any improvement to Herefordshire’s network coverage is welcome, and I look forward to hearing about future roll-outs of network connectivity in other parts of the county.”

Marc Allera, chief executive of EE, said:

“We’ve seen the difference 4G is making right across the UK, and we’re delighted to be bringing this great network experience to more locations in Herefordshire”

Colin Bannon, regional director for BT in the West Midlands, said:

“The switch on of EE’s 4G network in any rural community is a hugely significant event and that’s definitely the case here in Leominster. There is a growing reliance on mobile devices to provide greater access to information and enable easier communication with customers, family and friends. Both local businesses and residents depend on them like never before and it’s great to see such investment taking place locally.”