A third of rural England struggles to make mobile phone calls

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Rural residents face being excluded from the economic, social and personal benefits of the digital economy because of poor mobile network coverage, warns a new report from Rural England.

The State of Rural Services report claims that it is impossible to make a phone call on all four networks in a third of all rural buildings – a figure that compares unfavourably with the 3 per cent rate for urban premises.

What’s more, the report says 4G is inaccessible in 58 per cent in rural buildings compared to just one sixth in urban areas.

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