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f4rn community

27th February, 2017 (2 Comments)

The community funded and built Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which has been inspired by B4RN and aims to cover the whole of rural Fiskerton and Morton with a 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, has completed its first roll-out phase and connected 83 customers.

b4rn barbon and middleton fttp cabinet

24th January, 2017 (16 Comments)

The rural villages of Barbon and Middleton in Cumbria have today won a grant of £9,900 from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and its Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), which will be used to help B4RN roll-out a 1Gbps community-built FTTH network. JFDI.

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9th January, 2017 (49 Comments)

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B4RN Fibre Optic Roll-out on a Hill

10th December, 2016 (17 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which has been busy rolling out a 1000Mbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to rural homes in parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now activated its 2,450th connection and they continue to expand. JFDI.

b4rn fibre optic digger in action

21st October, 2016 (6 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today uploaded a batch of reports and case studies that are designed to provide help and information for anybody looking to establish their own community broadband solutions.

b4sw_digging_begins

22nd August, 2016 (85 Comments)

The Broadband for South Westmorland project, which aims to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband network to the rural communities of Old Hutton & Holmescales, New Hutton and Preston Patrick in Cumbria (England), yesterday began construction with local volunteers.

b4sw_fttp_coverage_area

1st August, 2016 (1 Comment)

The Broadband for South Westmorland (B4SW) project, which is a community funded spin-off of the B4RN project, has now raised “enough money to finance the bulk” of their plan to roll-out a 1Gbps FTTP broadband network across a big chunk of South Westmorland in Cumbria.

b4rn fibre optic digger in action

23rd May, 2016 (8 Comments)

The community built B4RN project, which is deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks to remote parts of rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire in England where commercial operators ignore, has begun hiring to build its own in-house civil engineering team.

f4rn

16th March, 2016 (1 Comment)

The B4RN inspired and community backed Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which aims to roll-out a 100Mbps broadband service to the rural Nottinghamshire (England) villages of Fiskerton and Morton (Fiskerton-cum-Morton), has managed to raise £84,250 to fuel its effort.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

15th March, 2016 (2 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has turned a veiled criticism of Lancashire’s (England) Broadband Delivery UK programme (Superfast Lancashire) into some welcome praise for the alternative and community-built B4RN (Broadband 4 the Rural North) project.

b4rn ftth in snow

8th March, 2016 (10 Comments)

The outspoken co-founder of the rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire focused community B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, Christine Conder, has uploaded a new video to help explain how their successful Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network first got off the ground.

openreach_contractor_on_border_of_inglewhite_and_whittingham_and_goosnargh

20th February, 2016 (91 Comments)

Residents of three villages in rural Lancashire (England) – Inglewhite, Whitechapel and Bleasdale – have accused BT and the council of wasting public money after the community built its own B4RN 1000Mbps FTTH broadband network only for BT to suddenly turn up and overbuild it with 40-80Mbps FTTC.

b4rn_fibre_optic_cable_stretched_over_wall

15th February, 2016 (18 Comments)

It’s fast approaching three years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first picked up shovels and began building their own ultrafast 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to parts of rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

ts_trenching_mole_plough

5th February, 2016 (19 Comments)

Residents of Garsdale and Dentdale in rural Cumbria (England) are debating two possible fixes for securing faster broadband, which follows last year’s dramatic failure of the Fibre GarDen (Digital Dales) scheme. One of the options involves going back to BT, while the other would call in the B4RN team.

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

4th January, 2016 (24 Comments)

What’s more important, service quality or price? If only it were that simple. Choosing the right broadband ISP is never easy, not least because service performance and cost can vary due to a variety of often very muddy factors, but hopefully our annual editors pick might help to simplify the options.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

26th October, 2015 (2 Comments)

The community driven B4RN project, which is building a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P) network to thousands of premises around rural Lancashire in England (inc. parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria), has launched a new website and revealed their future roll-out plan.

b4rn_demo_fibre_optic_rural_broadband_to_prince_charles

22nd June, 2015 (8 Comments)

The community built B4RN project, which is rolling out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH) network to thousands of premises in rural Lancashire in England (inc. parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria), has uploaded an interesting new documentary film that charts their history and on-going work.

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