Vodafone to roll out mobile internet to rural areas

Plans to bring mobile internet to remote areas of the UK for the first time have been announced by telecoms giant Vodafone. Plans to bring mobile internet to remote areas of the UK for the first time have been announced by telecoms giant Vodafone.

Vodafone to roll out mobile internet to rural areas Credit: PA

According to an Ofcom report, more than half the UK population use a mobile phone to access the internet, but pockets of the country still struggle with 3G or better coverage which is associated with good mobile internet access.

Jeroen Hoencamp, chief executive officer of Vodafone UK, said:

This is an opportunity for people to make a real difference to their community and to be part of our commitment to close the digital divide between rural and urban areas.

Bringing mobile coverage and mobile internet to rural areas gives communities a real boost - both economically and socially.

– Jeroen Hoencamp, Vodafone UK