5G mast on New Sandy Lane

Influx of plans unveiled to erect plethora of 5G masts across Northampton neighbourhoods - here's where they could be built

The proposals come as part of the Government’s ‘levelling up’ policy

Tuesday, 12th July 2022, 8:07 am

There has been an influx of planning applications to install 5G masts across Northampton – here’s where they could be built.

In the latest list of planning applications to West Northamptonshire Council, there have been 15 proposals submitted by H3G to erect the new masts.

The proposals come as part of the Government’s ‘levelling up’ plans, aiming to provide people with faster broadband and mobile phone coverage.

Former Housing Minister Stuart Andrew said: “Ensuring as many people as possible, wherever they live in the country, have access to fast, reliable mobile coverage and digital connectivity is crucial to our levelling up vision.”

According to the Government, 5G offers download speeds up to 100 times that of 4G and is set to “revolutionise” daily life, industries and public services by powering ‘game-changing’ technologies such as virtual and augmented reality services and autonomous cars.

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