Everything Everywhere takes 4G trials to Cumbria's lone smartphone
Even though Cumbria only has one smartphone and two computers (one of them being a Commodore 64), Everything Everywhere has decided to trial 4G LTE up there to use some of that 1800MHz spectrum band.
The trial will run until the end of July where it is hoped that Cumbria will be able to borrow some smartphones and tablet devices from nearby civilisation.
The service was switched on by the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, who said: "Cumbria has unique needs due to its sparse population and long distances, which 4G LTE will help overcome. Cumbria's schools and educational opportunities will be revolutionised by this technology."
Gove was then promptly surrounded by angry teachers who wanted to stab him up the arse with metre rulers.
Gove continued, with his eerily smooth face: "Cumbria's record number of small businesses will be transformed by this next generation technology. 4G will bring jobs to rural areas and all the benefits of super-fast broadband in education and health to its remote communities."
Whether Everything Everywhere will get approval from Ofcom to continue using the 1800MHz band for 4G remains to be seen as there's likely to be a few legal objections from rivals to come.