Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed news from mobile phone provider O2 that its 4G mobile signal is being expanded to include St Mawgan.
O2 has announced it will invest in enhanced 4G connectivity in over 330 communities, which will include St Mawgan.
Commenting, Steve said:
“The lack of mobile signal and broadband connect was raised with me at one of my Meet Your MP events in the Falcon Inn earlier this year. I am delighted to see this latest signal expansion by O2. Rural businesses across the country will include St Mawgan. ”
“With the recent announcement in the Budget of £200 million for full fibre broadband rollout, which will be used to pilot new approaches to fibre rollout in rural areas, starting in primary schools, I am pleased to see the Government remains committed to making our rural areas more connected. I will continue to do all I can to ensure this trend continues in Mid-Cornwall.”
Commenting, Margot James, Digital Minister, said:
"4G coverage is improving all the time, but there's more to do, particularly in rural areas. We've already reformed planning laws to make it easier and cheaper to install and upgrade digital infrastructure, and it's great to see O2 and the rest of industry responding to ensure more people in rural Britain can share the brilliant benefits of 4G connectivity."