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£3.75 million to improve rural connectivity - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

£3.75 million to improve rural connectivity

Mobile coverage in some of the most rural parts of Scotland will be improved with an additional £3.75 million investment from the Scottish Government.

A further nine masts are earmarked for the Scottish Borders, Highlands, Angus and island communities, along with three to replace masts removed earlier this year.

Marking the latest phase of the Scottish 4G Infill (S4GI) infrastructure programme, the masts aims to provide more rural homes and businesses with 4G mobile connectivity for the first time.

It takes the total funding package for the programme, being delivered by WHP Telecoms, to £28.75 million.

The 12 new mast locations are: Deanburnhaugh; Ham; The Craigs; Kinlochard; Inverie (formerly referred to as Mallaig); Kenmore; Ellemford; Berneray Harbour; Rottal (formerly referred to as Clova); Stronachlachar; Achnosnich; Kilchoman.

The latest locations are subject to the programme successfully obtaining planning permissions, landowner agreements approval and mobile network operator commitments.

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