Lewes MP joins call for better mobile phone services in rural areas

Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes has joined other Conservative MPs who have written to the Secretary of State asking for better mobile phone roaming options in rural areas. A lack of coordination has left many rural areas, including the constituency of Lewes, served by some mobile phone operators but not all. Speaking on this Maria Caulfield said, “ When I travel through the constituency there is a desperate lack of mobile phone signal in places like Wivelsfield, Ditchling and even large towns like Seaford. Residents tell me they want to see improvements. Having worked with mobile phone operators such as EE and Vodaphone I am still struggling to get mobile phone operators to take this issue seriously. In this day and age the lack of signal affects local businesses as well as residents and it must be improved.”

The group of MPs who have written to the Secretary of State, recently met with Ofcom to raise their concerns about the patchy mobile phone coverage that still exists and were disappointed with the lack of response and so are calling on the minister to intervene to make rural roaming a requirement of the phone operators.

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