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5th July, 2018 (6 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Boundless Networks has teamed-up with Networx3 to bring 1Gbps capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet services to businesses in the town of Haslingden (Lancashire, England), specifically those based on the Courtyard business site along Grane Road.

b4rn ftth broadband summer 2018 rollout

2nd July, 2018 (96 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) ISP project, which has been deploying a 1Gbps community built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to rural UK homes since 2012, appears to have hit a snag with Lancashire County Council hampering their UK rollout in both Caton and Halton.

lancashire 2018 broadband coverage map uk

11th May, 2018 (4 Comments)

We might be set to leave the EU in March 2019 but the Lancashire County Council (LCC) in England has announced that they are seeking £3m from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) to help improve local broadband connectivity, which will be matched by £2m from the council (£5m total).

b4rn east anglia network building and spade

14th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

The recently formed B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP has this week gathered a group of volunteers to help mark the official start of construction on their new community built and funded 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural Norfolk and Suffolk (England).

boundless networks wireless deployment west yorkshire

8th November, 2017 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Boundless Networks has announced that their 150Mbps capable ultrafast broadband network has been extended to reach businesses in the rural Ribble Valley area of Lancashire UK, with firms in the large rural village of Whalley (population of 2,700) being among the first to benefit.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

6th July, 2017 (3 Comments)

Finally, there’s a bit of good news for Virgin Media this week. The UK cable broadband and TV operator has today announced that their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion is set to cover an additional 53,000 premises in the county of Lancashire (England).


4th July, 2017 (18 Comments)

The plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has been deploying their 1Gbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to remote homes in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now connected 3270 properties and is expanding into Suffolk and Norfolk.

b4rn rural fibre optic cable fibrequeen

30th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

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.


5th June, 2017 (15 Comments)

Residents of two rural villages – Leck (Lancashire) and Ingleton (North Yorkshire) – were left without access to B4RN’s 1Gbps community built Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network on Friday afternoon (2nd June @ around 4:30pm) after vandals dug up and cut one of their core cable ducts.


3rd April, 2017 (2 Comments)

UK ISP Boundless Networks has announced that their new Microwave (Radio) based “ultrafast” wireless broadband network is being deployed to cover more areas of Craven in North Yorkshire (England), including Cononley, Silsden and parts of Skipton.

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.


22nd June, 2016 (2 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP LN Communications (aka – ILoveBroadband), which had been serving homes and businesses around rural Yorkshire and Lancashire in England, has over the past few months quietly vanished after they were merged into Boundless Networks.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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