MILLIONS of Brits will be able to work from the beach hassle free this summer thanks to EE’s super WiFi rollout.
The mobile network has launched its 5G network across nine UK holiday hotspots, including Brighton, Blackpool and Weston-Super-Mare.
Millions of Brits will be able to work from the beach this summerCredit: Alamy
Paignton, Ayr, Porthcawl, Southend-on-Sea, Swansea and Poole are also on the list in a huge boost for staycationers.
It comes as almost half (47 per cent) of Brits plan to spend more time on staycation to work remotely this summer.
Most are choosing to work from the beach, with 42 per cent vowing to log in from the seaside this summer.
Another 54 per cent claim the feeling of sand between their toes will make them more productive.
Last month, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said a return to desks will never be made mandatory by the government and that “flexibility is good”.
But he said some human contact is important, predicting many workers will return to their office two or three days a week.
In a bid to make sure they can work remotely well, seven in 10 (70 per cent) of Brits now plan to bring their work phone on holiday, while 56 per cent say they will bring their laptop, an EE study shows.
More than two thirds (68 per cent) expect to reply to work emails away and one in five say they will dial into meetings from the beach.
A third of those asked will check in with their boss from the poolside.
The biggest drive for those hoping to take a working break is being able to spend quality time with loved-ones out of office hours.
And more than a quarter of participants said they wanted to be closer to nature after the lockdown.
Alex Cornett, Mobile Propositions Director at EE, said: “Millions of us are holidaying in the UK this year, and EE is here to help people make the most of it.
“This isn’t about bunking off and it isn’t about having to work through your holiday, this is about a unique opportunity to extend our holidays and make the most of our time by the seaside with family and friends.
“EE is already making waves in seaside towns so if you plan to work from the beach this summer, our 4G and 5G coverage is a sure thing.”
EE has cranked up its 5G connectionCredit: Getty – Contributor
Brighton is among the UK’s holiday hotspots getting better connection this summerCredit: AFP
Blackpool has also been given a WiFi boostCredit: Alamy