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b4ys_b4rn_-moleplough

9th January, 2015 (17 Comments)

Good news. The B4RN 4 Yealand, Silverdale & Storth (B4YS) project has broken out a mole-ploughing monster and officially dug its first soil as part of their community-funded and built deployment of a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for the three rural villages of Yealand, Silverdale and Storth in Lancashire (England).

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5th January, 2015 (25 Comments)

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bt_dolphinholme_fttp_deployment

20th November, 2014 (75 Comments)

Residents of Dolphinholme village in Lancashire report that BT’s engineers have returned to resume their state aid fuelled deployment of 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the area, which is despite B4RN’s community funded 1000Mbps FTTP service being deployed to homes on one of the exact same streets.

uk_fibre_optic_cable_trench_jfdi

14th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Government has responded to a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request by revealing a breakdown of both successful and unsuccessful bids to their much criticised £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF), which originally set out to help rural areas (i.e. in the last 10% of England) gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+).

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

12th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

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.

b4rn fibre optic broadband cable ducting node

6th October, 2014 (5 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has managed to connect 600 premises in rural Lancashire (England) to its new 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable community built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, with customers typically paying £30 per month for the service. But Cumbria and Yorkshire could soon see some B4RN action too.

b4ys_funding_target_reached

2nd September, 2014 (7 Comments)

The B4RN 4 Yealand, Silverdale & Storth (B4YS) project, which is a spin-off from B4RN’s scheme in Lancashire (England) that aims to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to three rural villages (Yealand, Silverdale and Storth), has raised 100% of its first Stage One funding target (£101k) to build the core network.

b4ys_stage_one_ftth_broadband_rollout_map

21st August, 2014 (4 Comments)

The community built and funded B4RN 4 Yealand, Silverdale & Storth (B4YS) project, which as the name suggests is a spin-off from B4RN’s scheme in Lancashire (England) that aims to roll-out a “hyperfast” 1000Mbps fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to the remote rural villages of Yealand, Silverdale and Storth, is close to hitting its first funding goal.

kc hull isp engineers

11th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull and its surrounding areas in East Yorkshire, KC (KCOM), has announced that they’re “laying claim” to the title of “village with the fastest broadband speeds in Britain” after pegging Brantingham for the achievement thanks to its average download speed of 78Mbps. Gigaclear and B4RN may have a thing or two to say about that.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

9th July, 2014 (29 Comments)

The CEO of B4RN’s 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) roll-out in rural Lancashire (England), Barry Forde, has offered up an interest insight into the difficulty of being an alternative network operator to BT when bidding for public funds from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office.

dolphinholme bt fttc fttp development uk

21st May, 2014 (16 Comments)

Campaigners who support B4RN’s community driven deployment of 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband in the Lancashire village of Dolphinholme will be pleased to learn that the county council looks set to stop the funding for BT’s rival deployment of 330Mbps capable FTTP in the area, but it may not be quite so clear cut.

b4rn wray fibre optic rural broadband

7th May, 2014 (19 Comments)

The predominantly community funded and built B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) network, which is deploying a 1000Mbps capable “hyperspeed” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband platform in parts of rural Lancashire (England, UK), has beaten BT’s rival 330Mbps FTTP deployment in Dolphinholme by being the first to connect the Village Hall and several houses to its service.

12th March, 2014 (5 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project has posted another one of their increasingly professional videos, which depicts how the recently won Land Rover Freelander2 vehicle is being put to good use with the local roll-out of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in rural Lancashire (England).

25th January, 2014 (12 Comments)

The £62.5m Superfast Lancashire project in England has revealed the names of a further 10 communities that will gain access to BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network by the end of March 2014. On top of that some 52% of the county can now access the service (total of 350,000 premises passed).

15th January, 2014 (73 Comments)

The largely community funded and built B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project, which has been rolling out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in parts of rural Lancashire (England, UK), has vented frustration at BT after the operator began deploying its own FTTP service in one of their areas by using public money.

10th December, 2013 (25 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project in Lancashire (England) could face delays to the roll-out of their 1Gbps capable community-built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband network after thieves broke into one of their trailers and made off with critical equipment. Luckily locals have pulled together to help keep the work on track.

22nd November, 2013 (10 Comments)

The not for profit B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) network, which is rolling out a “hyperfast” 1000Mbps capable and community-built Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband service in rural Lancashire (England), has nearly connected 350 properties to its platform and that’s roughly the point at which they expect to break-even.

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