Issue details

Notice of Motion: Mobile internet access

Proposed by Councillor Fitter-Harding, seconded by Councillor Williams.

This council notes how essential smartphones and high speed mobile internet access are to the residents and businesses of our district, and those who visit it from all over the world.

Although most of the district has good coverage, the centre of Canterbury is particularly underserved - partly due to the medieval buildings and street layout.

Therefore this council:

- Undertakes to lobby mobile phone providers to improve their service.
- Undertakes to work with mobile infrastructure providers to improve the masts and coverage in the city centre.
- Will work with our partners to deploy free WiFi in key areas of the city centre.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 25 Apr 2019 by Council

Department: Community Services

Contact: Josie Newman, Democratic Services Manager Email:


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