December 13, 2019

The Government Must Deliver on its Commitment to Progress the Shared Rural Network within 100 Days

Rural coverage and the Shared Rural Network

The General Election of December 2019 has delivered a Conservative majority and with this comes the critical next steps to deliver on Boris Johnson's pledge to progress the Shared Rural Network within the first 100 days of his new administration

The Shared Rural Network is an unprecedented joint initiative between the industry and the Government to significantly extend rural 4G mobile coverage to 95% of the UK's landmass. The industry has committed £530 million alongside an additional Government commitment of £500 million. The industry now stands ready to move forward with the Government and to hold it to its commitment to progress the scheme within 100 days.

Commenting on the 2019 General Election victory of the Conservatives, Gareth Elliott, Head of Policy and Communications at Mobile UK, said:

"The mobile industry welcomed this administration’s announcement to commit to the Shared Rural Network in its first 100 days. We stand ready to deliver on this commitment and look forward to working with the Government to bring about the significant opportunities that the Shared Rural Network will bring to rural communities across the whole of the United Kingdom.”

About Building Mobile Britain

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Building Mobile Britain is a campaign created by Mobile UK seeking to work with national and local government, as well as interested industry groups to overcome the challenges we face with expanding the existing mobile networks, while also developing innovative services for customers.

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Media Contacts

Gareth Elliott
Head of Policy and Communications
Tel: 07887 911 076

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