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Monday 22 January 2018

4G tractor brings WiFi hotspot to Glastonbury

EE's Glastonbury tractor
EE's Glastonbury tractor

Olivia Goldhill

MOBILE network EE will use a tractor as a portable WIFi hotspot, traversing Glastonbury's muddy fields to give festival-goers access to the internet via superfast 4G.

The mobile network has equipped an eco-friendly tractor with 4G technology to create a WiFi hostpot for all those struggling to stay in touch with friends.

The tractor is part of festival organiser Worthy Farm's fleet and will be driven slowly around the site in Somerset, giving free internet for festival goers.

Festival goers will have to have some internet access to track the EE vehicle.

Throughout the weekend, the tractor's location will be updated trough EE's Twitter account @EE, so those at Glastonbury can find the brightly coloured tractor easily.

Anyone within 10 metres of EE's tractor will have access to the WiFi hotspot for superfast 4G internet.

Brand Director at EE Spencer McHugh said: “We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Glastonbury where we will be installing the first ever superfast 4G network at a UK festival to help those on site stay connected.

"Our 4G Tractor demonstrates the innovative approach we’re taking to bring the fastest mobile internet speeds to the UK in a uniquely Glastonbury way and uses similar technology to our fleet of 4G cabs trialled earlier this year.

"We hope festival goers enjoy logging on to the EE-pimped eco-tractor if they see it over the weekend.”

Glastonbury festival starts tomorrow with the major musical acts performing from Friday to Sunday.

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