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Council’s approach to improve mobile phone signal praised in Parliament

PUBLISHED: 08:45 16 September 2018

Stephen Hammond MP, Sir Henry Bellingham and councillor Graham Middleton. Picture: Norfolk County Council

Stephen Hammond MP, Sir Henry Bellingham and councillor Graham Middleton. Picture: Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council

Efforts to improve mobile phone signal in the county has been praised in Parliament.

Norfolk County Council’s digital innovation and efficiency committee carried out a survey where they found 200 council-owned sites with poor mobile reception. These areas are being offered to mobile operators as potential sites for new masts.

A report into how local government can help improve mobile infrastructure was launched at Parliament and included details on how the county council had already made steps in Norfolk.

Committee vice-chairman councillor Graham Middleton, Sir Henry Bellingham and Geoff Connell, head of IMT at the county council, attended the launch of the Build a Mobile Britain campaign launch.

Mr Middleton said: “Mobile connectivity is no longer an optional luxury but is essential to daily life. And we recognise that this is a big issue for the people and businesses of Norfolk.”

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