Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley and Clydesdale MSP Aileen Campbell have welcomed a commitment from Vodaphone to roll out its 4G connection and improve its 3G service in Carluke.
The arrival of 4G in Carluke means all people with compatible devices will be able to connect to the internet more quickly, more reliably and in more places.
4G services will also help businesses improve productivity by enabling employees to work where they want to, when they want to.
Commenting on the news, Angela said:
“The arrival of 4g in Carluke is great news for residents and businesses in the town.
“We have all faced the frustration of trying to upload files or gain access information online, but being unable to do so due to poor network coverage.
“Poor internet speeds are not only frustrating, but are undoubtedly damaging to the local economy.
“In a world that is now more online than ever before, investment in infrastructure on this scale is beneficial both socially and economically.
“I welcome the commitment from Vodaphone and invite more internet providers to follow their lead.
Following on, Aileen Campbell added:
“It is a welcome development that the people of Carluke are to receive improved 4G service.
“I have long campaigned for improved connectivity across Clydesdale, and I am delighted that Carluke is now to benefit from improved network coverage.
“There is still much work to do across Clydesdale to improve mobile and broadband connectivity however.
“Broadband is not a luxury, but an essential part of everyday life. I will continue to maintain regular contact with BT and other providers to ensure that all of Clydesdale gets the best deal from network providers.”