EE 4G broadband in rural Cumbria connects the countryside

EE is planting the seeds of 4G broadband for Internet notspots, connecting countryfolk in rural Cumbria.

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Rural Britons will soon be able to upload and download up hill and down dale as EE plants the seeds of 4G broadband for Internet notspots, connecting country-folk in Cumbria.

Rural Cumbria in the North of England is the first countryside area to see 4G connect country-folk with no access to fixed-line broadband.

EE reckons more than 2,000 residents and businesses in Cumbria will have access to superfast home and office broadband for the first time, no longer languishing in a broadband notspot.

Connected Cumbrians need a Huawei B953 router with high-gain antennas, which they keep in their homes -- it costs £69.99.

EE’s deals offer 2GB of data for £7.50 per month, 4GB for £10, and 10GB for £15. To entice Cumbrians into the ways of 4G broadband, there’s a limited offer of 20GB for £25 per month. The new broadband service brings broadband to most of Cumbria from 6 December. The last 100 square miles of the 2,613 square mile county will be covered by March 2014.

EE also has plans for beastly broadband on Bodmin Moor in the South West of England.

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