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Rural B4RN FTTH Network Shortlisted for Enterprise Project of the Year

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 (8:53 am) - Score 382

The largely community funded and built B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is currently rolling out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire, has been shortlisted by the forthcoming 2014 Techworld Awards event under the “Enterprise Project of the Year” category.

Apparently the Techworld Awards claim to have firmly established themselves as the “major infrastructure and networking awards event in the IT calendar” and will be held on 20th November 2014 at the ME Hotel in London. We’ll stop back next week to find out if they’ve won.

A spokesperson for B4RN said, “[We are] up against some industry big players so it will be interesting to see how we fare with our unique project. Even to be shortlisted is a great boost for the community that have put in so much hard work to make the project a success, so to win this would be superb. Fingers crossed!

Shortlist – Enterprise Project of the Year

* FirstGroup plc
Hull Trains Wi-Fi Single Sign Up project

* B4RN
Broadband for the Rural North project

* UK Power Networks
Self service tools project

* Hargreaves Lansdown
HL Live for iPad with Mubaloo

* CSC and Zurich Insurance Group
IT Infrastructure Transformation Programme

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