Mobile phone network could be improved in Norfolk

Norfolk’s mobile phone network could be improved markedly if a new drive in the area proves successful.
The broadband working group at Norfolk County Council is to lobby for a share of a £150 million government funding pot to bolster phone coverage in the region, as it looks to make this issue the next big infrastructure programme for the county, Norwich Evening News 24 reports.
As part of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition’s mobile infrastructure project, a Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) representative is to visit the area later in the month to discuss the path that will be taken.
Ann Steward, cabinet member for economic development on the council, explained people cannot live without their mobile phones in this day and age, adding individuals rely on the devices for a number of business and social needs.
Ms Steward stated: “We have got world-class industries here and they need to have mobile services as they are moving about.”
She added no promises can yet be made as to whether the region will benefit from increased investment in the near future, although she noted it is great that a DCMS representative will be visiting over the coming weeks.