Date Published: 19th February 2018

We know how difficult it can be to obtain a signal if you live in a rural area.

The Government have come up with a plan to use church spires ‘to improve mobile, broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity across the UK following an agreement with the Church of England.’

‘A new plan released today by the National Church Institutions (NCIs) of the Church of England, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer support and guidance for rural parishes looking to help their communities.’

‘There are more than 120 instances of this being done in the UK, including in Chelsmford, Norwich and in Bath, where churches are used as wireless access points to deliver superfast broadband to areas excluded from other rollouts.’

 

Due to the large amount of buildings owned by the Church Of England, this lends itself to being used as a prime location to help boost 4G.

 

We would love to know your thoughts?

 

Sources:

https://www.techradar.com/news/government-hopes-church-spires-will-boost-rural-4g-and-wi-fi

https://news.sky.com/story/how-church-steeples-boost-wifi-connectivity-in-rural-communities-11255800

 

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