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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.

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4th January, 2016 (24 Comments)

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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.

european broadband award

19th June, 2015 (0 Comments)

The European Commission has started a new competition (‘European Broadband Award‘) that aims to identify the five best “high-speed” (30Mbps+) broadband projects that are delivering in urban, suburban and rural areas. But the EC’s “Good Practice” examples are.. less encouraging.

b4rn broadband 4 rural north

13th June, 2015 (11 Comments)

The CEO of the community funded and built B4RN network (Barry Forde), which is currently rolling out an ultrafast Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTH) network to homes across remote parts of rural Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria in England, has today been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours (2015).

b4rn fibre optic broadband cable ducting node

12th June, 2015 (4 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has spawned another spin-off scheme called LA6B4RN, which is proposing to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable pure fibre optic (FTTH) broadband network to connect every property in the rural villages of Masongill, Ireby, Leck, Cowan Bridge and Overtown (Lancashire, England).

b4rn fibre optic broadband dig - april 2015

26th May, 2015 (36 Comments)

It’s officially a shade over two years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first put shovels to the ground and began building their own 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband network to connect remote parts of rural Lancashire (England). But with over 1,000 premises now live, there’s still plenty more to come.

b4ys fibre optic yealand rollout

5th May, 2015 (3 Comments)

The B4RN 4 Yealand, Silverdale & Storth (B4YS) project, which is working with B4RN to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for three rural Lancashire (England) villages (Yealand, Silverdale and Storth), has achieved a significant milestone by connecting Yealand Village Hall.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

11th February, 2015 (28 Comments)

The community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has announced that they’ve now connected 800 homes (up from 600 in November 2014) to their 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire (England).

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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