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New EU Videos Show B4RN Building its Community 1Gbps FTTH Broadband

Friday, June 30th, 2017 (11:26 am) - Score 1,132
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The community funded and built 1Gbps B4RN Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in rural parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire has received some extra support from the EU’s Digital Single Market team, which has published a couple of new videos on the project.

The videos are based on an interview that was conducted by a representative of the European Commission with B4RN’s outspoken network engineer, Chris Conder. We’re not sure precisely when the interview was conducted, although some of the segments in the video(s) appear to be from earlier phases of their deployment.

Apparently the EU liked Chris and the project so much that they created 2 videos of the interview, in order to give more time than 5 minutes (the limit for a single interview piece). Well done B4RN, keep it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBIeygrL1o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKYT_p467g

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar chris conder

    Thanks for the promotion, but I am not a network engineer, I am just a volunteer. Albeit you got the adjective right, I do tend to be outspoken 😉 The interviews were done a month or two ago, but they wanted photos and videos, and because we had the brilliant video done by one of our community champions I sent them that and they loved it. If anyone wants to see the original, which was entered for the Cannes film festival two years ago it is here: https://vimeo.com/130634706 it is called Digging to the Future, by James Uren and produced by our very own Suzette Heald. A Dolphinholme champion.

  2. Avatar Narrowband

    We’ve got BT and Virgin running fibre a mile away. Any tips for getting them to install a POP or something so we can get the god damn internet up the road in the rest of the village too?o

    • Avatar chris conder

      No, they won’t let you have a real fibre. You have to find a dark fibre and light it yourself. BT and Virgin have to protect their monopoly and keep the masses on copper.

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