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3 Mobile Broadband Coverage Boosted To 97%

Mobile Internet provider 3 ( has boosted its mobile broadband coverage to 97% of the UK population following the completion of its £400 million network upgrade project.

The three-year long improvement programme has brought new mobile broadband coverage to rural areas in the UK and added crucial capacity to the UK’s cities.
During the project over 4,900 sites were added to the UK’s biggest 3G network to help meet the surge in demand for mobile broadband use led by the UK’s smartphone and laptop dongle users.
To put this in some sort of context, the 4,900 site addition translates to an area more than twice the size of Wales being added to 3’s mobile broadband network.
Commenting on the upgrade, 3’s CEO, Kevin Russell said: “Thousands of people across the country have put in a phenomenal amount of work to build the UK’s biggest mobile broadband network”.
Russell continued: “Smartphone and Mobile Broadband use is exploding and we have built a 3G network that reaches further than ever before, as well as bringing more capacity into urban areas where our customers need it most”.
3 currently offers mobile broadband speeds up to 7.2Mbps with prices starting from £7.50 a month for a 1GB data usage allowance. Users can get a generous 15GB download allowance for just £15 a month.
Readers can find out further information on 3’s tariffs at the website or our 3 mobile broadband review.

One thought on “3 Mobile Broadband Coverage Boosted To 97%

This is brilliant news. Whilst many of the networks are taking a back foot on mobile data, e.g. cutting data allowances in iphone tariffs, reducing the competitiveness of mobile broadband deals, etc, it’s great to see at least one of the network’s trying to really differentiate themselves on their mobile broadband coverage. Full marks to Three for this.

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