EE has switched on 4G support for 13 new locations in the UK, expanding its uber-fast broadband coverage to 72% of the UK population.
EE, in its quest for national 4G domination, has now rolled out LTE coverage to the 200th UK town. Thirteen new locations have been 4G-ified this week, and Rhyl in North Wales has the honour of being town 200 in EE’s plans, with the 4G network now reaching 72% of the UK population.
This is Rhyl, this is. Lovely.
If, like us, you’ve never heard of Rhyl before today, here are some fun facts we dug up with a little help from the interwebs:
1. Rhyl is a seaside town on the north east coast of Wales, and a popular tourist destination for Welsh people!
2. As of 2001, Rhyl had a population under 25,000 – that’s about the same as the average attendance for a Hull City football match!
3. Hilarious Mancunian funnyman Jason Manford will be in town on July 26 with his “wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter” – be sure to drop by and say hello!
4. Rhyl railway station doesn’t have baby changing facilities, waiting rooms, ATM machines or a customer help point, but it does have a pay phone! (Not that you’ll need one with your whizzy 4G smartphone.)
Photo credit: Berit Watkin