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West Norfolk MP backs plan to boost phone coverage amid Parliamentary praise


By Lynn News Reporter


North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham, centre, and county councillor Graham Middleton with Stephen Hammond (4099310)
North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham, centre, and county councillor Graham Middleton with Stephen Hammond (4099310)

Efforts to improve mobile phone signals in Norfolk have been praised in Parliament.

More than 200 sites owned by the county council are being offered to phone companies as sites for potential new masts following a survey of coverage earlier this year.

The scheme formed part of a new report promoting improved coverage nationwide launched at Westminster last week.

Graham Middleton, vice-chairman of Norfolk County Council's digital innovation and efficiency committee, said: “Mobile connectivity is no longer an optional luxury but is essential to daily life.

"We recognise that this is a big issue for the people and businesses of Norfolk. I hope the steps we’ve made will inspire other local authorities to do the same.”

North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham added: “It has often seemed to me quite ridiculous that in a largely flat county such as Norfolk there are parts with next to no mobile phone signal.

"This is why I really welcome this campaign and will be working alongside Norfolk County Council to promote it.”



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