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Canterbury, Dover and Maidstone least-connected town's in Kent

People living in Canterbury, Dover and Maidstone are falling victim to poor 4G and broadband according to Which?

The consumer rights company is calling on the next government to urgently improve mobile and internet connections, as a study has revealed that more than a third of constituency areas have poor connectivity.

Which? is calling on the next government to improve connectivity
Which? is calling on the next government to improve connectivity

Data collected from Ofcom found that 236 of the UK's 650 constituencies do not have access to adequate 4G or broadband services.

It showed areas that have high proportion of properties lacking access to reliable broadband are also affected by poor 4G mobile coverage.

Rural areas were among the most least-connected, but the study also found that urban areas including Canterbury and Maidstone were also plagued by both substandard 4G and poor broadband

A number of seaside towns including Dover are also affected.

Broadband has become a key topic in the upcoming election, as a number of parties have pledged to improve the network.

Canterbury High Street. Pic: Google Street View
Canterbury High Street. Pic: Google Street View

Which? is calling on the next government to take action to improve connectivity across the country.

Caroline Normand, director of advocacy at Which?, said: "For far too long, people have felt cut off and struggled to pay bills or receive important calls and messages because of poor mobile and broadband connections.

"The next government must finally deliver the strategy needed to connect the whole of the UK with the comprehensive digital infrastructure that communities urgently need, while ensuring that consumers have a choice of providers so that they can see real improvements."

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