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Mobile coverage plan must deliver for Scotland

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement that they’ve struck a deal with the mobile network operators to improve coverage, Andrew McRae the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland policy chair said:

“Only two fifths of Scotland’s geography can get good mobile coverage from all four mobile operators. This makes it more difficult to run a business, undermines local economies and means that Scottish consumers are paying over the odds for a patchy service. 

“That’s why FSB has campaigned on this issue for years and why a new plan to address poor coverage is to be welcomed. The regulator and UK Ministers must ensure that it delivers for Scotland, and that this action plan is co-ordinated with the Scottish Government’s digital infrastructure programmes. 

“Too many Scottish local places have been overlooked by the mobile giants. Today’s announcement must mark the end of that approach.”