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Internet in Moray: 4G coverage for Speyside Glenlivet


By Alistair Whitfield

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The Glenlivet area could get 4G connectivity within the next six months.

The telecoms company EE stated today that it is planning to a put up a mast at Chapeltown.

Depending on the lay of the land, this could give coverage over a radius of up to 10-miles, significantly boosting internet speeds for households and businesses in the vicinity.

Chapeltown is one of 35 rural spots targeted by the Scottish Government’s £25 million Scottish 4G Infill programme.

The recently finished EE mast at Strathconon, about 15 miles west of the Muir of Ord.
The recently finished EE mast at Strathconon, about 15 miles west of the Muir of Ord.

Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s Connectivity Minister, said: "It’s great that local communities and Scotland’s emergency services will benefit from improved mobile coverage.

"My thanks go to our partners including EE for their work in making this happen.

"We are currently dealing with a global health emergency, and during this, digital connectivity is crucial in ensuring Scotland’s social and economic recovery.

"With the S4GI roll-out providing local residents and businesses with mobile connectivity for the first time, this network will help future-proof the health and livelihoods of local rural communities."


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