Connected continent? Three-quarters have no 4G access!

As European holidaymakers head to the beach and mountains for their ritual summer holidays, new figures show virtually none of them will have 4G access when they arrive. Three out of every four people living in the EU can’t access 4G/LTE mobile connections in their hometowns, and virtually no rural area has 4G. In the United States over 90% of people have 4G access.

“This is no way to run an economy. It means also that Europeans living in rural areas and those on holiday get treated like second-class citizens,” Vice President Kroes said.

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you pay money for a device and mobile subscription and it should work,” insists Kroes.

US vs EU 4G Access. Photo: Google
US vs EU 4G Access. Photo: Google

Read the full article on the European Commission’s website

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