Stoke-on-Trent top city in UK for 4G speed

Stoke-on-Trent has topped a list of UK cities when it comes to 4G download speed.

A report by consumer group Which? and independent mobile coverage signal analyst OpenSignal also placed the city as 15th for 4G access with 74 per cent availability, ahead of London, Nottingham and Cardiff.

More than 500 million data readings were taken from the mobile phones of more than 30,000 users between the beginning of December 2016 and the end of February.

Councillor Abi Brown, deputy leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and cabinet member for finance and partnerships, said: “This is great news for residents, businesses and people visiting Stoke-on-Trent.

“Mobile phones are not just part of everyday life but are very much central to it. We use them to search the internet, find directions and do our banking on the go and it’s very frustrating when you can’t access emails or load up a website properly because the connection is too slow.

"Obviously the report shows we don’t have that problem here in Stoke-on-Trent, which is a massive plus to people’s everyday lives.

“We are a forward-looking city that is building on our many strengths, illustrated in our bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

"Digital technology plays a huge part in this and is clearly a catalyst for economic and social regeneration – so it fits very well with this recent news.”

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