Reawick gets 4G for first time

An area of the West Side will no longer be a ‘not spot’ after it received 4G coverage for the first time.

Reawick is one of three EE sites across the Highlands and Islands to go live recently as part of a programme to deliver infrastructure to areas which previously had no coverage.

The Scottish government has partnered with EE and the Home Office to bring 4G to rural locations, with a further 32 locations set to be connected.

The sites are part of the £25 million Scottish 4G Infill programme.

Connectivity minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “It’s great that local communities and Scotland’s emergency services will benefit from improved mobile coverage”.


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  • Jim Henderson

    • December 15th, 2020 19:46

    This is all well and good but as has already be commented elsewhere, this initiative will still not give 4G coverage to everyone in Reawick. What is really needed, and as a matter of priority, is decent Broadband. The situation in Reawick is absolutely dire (download less than 2Mb/s at times) and that is no doubt true in other rural communities across Shetland as well. We know that fibre has been run to the telephone exchange in Reawick but neither BT or Openreach can, or will, say when this will be connected up. I have asked, to no avail.


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