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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 3rd August 2013

There are calls to use some of the money meant to give Cornwall superfast broadband to fill in mobile black spots instead.

Campaigners say it is ridiculous that there are still parts of the Duchy where you cannot get a signal and they claim it is putting lives at risk.

Jonathan Batchelor speaks for the Country Land and Business Association in Cornwall.

He said: "I don't think you could say every lonely valley and every isolated beach but anywhere where people do gather in significant numbers; Crackington Haven is a real example.

"Most people just expect to have a phone signal now. If you're bringing a family with kids and you're suddenly going to separate them from their beloved gadgets and phones, tablets, whatever, that is quite a consideration; what are the kids going to do on the wet days?

"Boscastle now has full service but it was recognised at the time that it was such a vital asset to both the initial emergency and then the subsequent rebuilding of Boscastle. To this day they now have a mast which probably wouldn't have been there, but for the disaster in the first place."

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