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Third of rural households unable to make mobile phone calls from their own home, finds new report

A rural scene of the English countryside near Lidderdale, Yorkshire 

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The countryside is being left behind with a third of rural households unable to make a mobile phone call indoors and over half unable to access 4G networks.

A new report warns that people who live in rural England are being prevented from building businesses and face difficulties in their daily lives because of inadequate phone signal and 4G connectivity.

The latest report published by Rural England also argues that people who live in the countryside are consistently losing out to their urban counterparts when it comes to public services.

The report found a 36 per cent discrepancy in the amount of funding per head received by rural authorities for public health services compared to their urban…

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