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UK Broadband launches 4G network

Fixed wireless 4G from now Broadband is UK's first, not EE

UK Broadband has announced that its 4G network is live, beating EE to the post.

Residents and local businesses in Swindon, Southward and Reading can now take advantage high-speed of 4G mobile broadband. The firm has launched the service weeks ahead of EE under the name 'now Broadband'. See also: 4G vs 3G network hands-on speed test.

now Broadband

"We are really excited to offer residents and businesses in these areas a unique opportunity to enjoy 4G speeds using our wireless networks," said Nicholas James CEO at now Broadband. "Our services offer a truly flexible, hassle free alternative to fixed line broadband services – whether it’s at home, work or a customer Wi-Fi solution."

Although now Broadband has beaten EE to launching the UK's first 4G network, the offering is different. Instead of 4G for devices like smartphones, now Broadband provides a fixed wireless 4G LTE service as an alternative to fixed broadband for homes and businesses. See also: EE 4G in the UK: what you need to know.

The service is provided via a home router but neither a phone line is nor a long-term contract are required. Speeds reach up to 40Mbps and there are four packages to choose from starting at £21.50 per month.

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