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National roll-out for 4G after Cumbria trial

Britain's first national roll-out of 4G digital technology can go ahead from 11th September following a six week trial period in Cumbria.

Around 50 Cumbrian businesses around Threlked took part in the trial, which was provided by the UK's largest network operator, Everything, Everywhere.

Rural businesses and residents in the region are now hoping to have full access to the services, which allows for around five times faster internet speeds, however they may have to wait a while.

The new superfast network is expected to be in place by Christmas, with 16 cities across the UK initially benefitting, giving access to around 20million people.

Everything, Everywhere have stated that 70% of the UK will be connected by 2013 and 98% by 2014.