If you thought EE couldn’t do any better than the Wi-Fi tractor they brought to Glastonbury last year then you will be wrong, as this year they have decided to convert a number of cows into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, providing free 4G Wi-Fi to any of the festivals attendees.
The herd of cows have been named the 4GEE Highspeed Herd, and are made from fibreglass and then painted individually by hand, designed by the Glastonbury bin artist Hank, who said that “it’s not the first cow I’ve ever painted but it’s certainly the most high-tech.”
These cows will be deployed across Glastonbury at various key points in order to offer the best signal, which are then backed up by a bespoke 4G network that EE have installed at Glastonbury to ensure there’s no loss of connectivity.
“Staying connected has become an essential part of any festival-goers experience and we are thrilled to be back supporting Glastonbury Festival, helping to ensure those on site have the best possible experience,” said Spencer McHugh, director of brand at EE. “Worthy Farm’s famous dairy herd are award-winning, much like our superfast 4G network, and we wanted to have some fun this year while providing a much-needed service.”
The 4GEE Highspeed Herd will be providing free 4G Wi-Fi across the site from 10am to 10pm from Thursday 26 June to Sunday 29 June.