Scheme to improve mobile signal in rural community centres

Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth is encouraging community hubs on Anglesey to apply for a new scheme to give indoor mobile coverage to rural community hubs in mobile coverage not-spots across the UK.

Vodafone’s Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme is designed to provide reliable indoor 3G voice and data coverage and will be open to 100 rural community hubs.

Rhun ap Iorwerth, who was sponsoring a Vodafone drop-in session for Assembly Members today, commented:

“We know that many areas of Anglesey suffer from poor mobile phone reception. It is an issue I have raised in the Assembly on a number of occasions.

“Given that connectivity is so important in rural areas, I encourage community centres on Anglesey – be they community-run pubs or shops, village halls or doctors’ surgeries – who do not currently have reliable mobile coverage to apply for the scheme.”

Further details and application forms can be found on Vodafone’s website or you can contact Rhun ap Iorwerth’s office on

Successful applicants (who must be the broadband bill payer) will need an unlimited broadband package with download speeds of at least 4Mbps and upload speeds of 2Mbps and a domestic plug-in power point. The CISS unit simply plugs into a standard fixed broadband router to provide mobile coverage throughout a building, hall or shop.