48% of Kippen residents say their mobile tariff is not good value for money
A recent survey of Kippen on 4G coverage from Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has shown that there is widespread dissatisfaction about what local people are paying for in mobile phone tariffs when they are unable to connect to the most up-to-date mobile internet services.
Mr Crawford received hundreds of responses which also showed that 59% of local people are unable to connect to 4G in their own home, and 65% could not connect elsewhere in Kippen.
48% of people in Kippen said that their mobile phone tariff was not good value for money as a result of the inability to connect to these services.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“Firstly, I’m grateful to everyone who took time to fill out and return my survey on 4G in the area. The large number of responses that I received alone tells a story about how important this issue is.
“There are obvious challenges within rural communities in terms of mobile internet coverage – however, I do not think enough has been done to connect rural Stirling communities such as Kippen.
“The fact that 48% of local people here do not feel that their mobile phone tariff is good value for money because of an inability to connect to the most up to date services is a very serious matter and one that I will be raising with individual mobile network providers in coming weeks.
“4G access is an important way of modern life, both socially and economically and, as I pursue this issue, I hope to see better coverage of 4G across the whole rural Stirling area, including in Kippen.”
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Photograph attached: Bruce Crawford MSP