Market Rasen mobile phone tower boost

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Better cellphone coverage is promised from a replacement mobile phone tower planned for Market Rasen.

Cheshire-based Galliford Try Communications has applied to West Lindsey District Council to replace an existing 15m base station, with one 17.6m in Gallamore Lane.

The new base station tower from Vodafone and 02 would deliver 3G and 4G coverage in place of existing slower 2G (GSM) technology.

“Upgrading this existing mobile phone base station site will allow our customers to use ultra-fast speeds when browsing the internet, streaming videos, or sending emails wherever they are. It also means faster downloads on the go. Base stations are low powered devices which only cover approximately half a mile in radius and therefore we have to put base stations close to our customers,” a Galliford spokesman told the Rasen Mail.

The application also cited studies showing mobile technologies are safe. It also reported ‘positive responses’ from some local councillors.