UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE has added 10 more towns in the UK to its 4G roster, bringing the total to 105.
The latest towns where EE has rolled out its pricey 4G mobile internet service include Ashford, Bicester, Colchester, Guildford, Milton Keynes, Redhill, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Woking.
The Lancashire town of Accrington was also added to the lineup as the 100th town to receive EE's 4G service. In a PR stunt, the network there was switched on by 1980s football star Ian Rush, who helped give the town's football club fame in a Milk Marketing Board advertisement. "Accrington Stanley, who are they?" might rings some bells, if you're old enough to remember.
Thanks to today's rollout, EE claims that its standard 4G network now covers 60 percent of the UK, with the mobile operator planning to reach 70 percent coverage before the year is out.
As part of the announcement, the mobile network also upgraded five more towns with its double-speed 4G offering: Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.
EE announced plans to double the speed of its 4G network in April, and has since rolled out the service that is capable of reaching speeds up to 80Mbps in 15 cities across the UK including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton.
The additional five towns added today brings the total number plugged into the "double speed" mobile network to 120. However, while EE claims that speeds can reach up to 80Mbps, the firm said that average speeds will be between 24Mbps and 30Mbps. µ
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