Help secure funding for the installation of the B4RN network in Halton. The Funding Programme. The Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has accepted a proposal for Halton from B4RN. The funding is provided under the new Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme (RGC) rules that came into force in May 2020. The RGC programme […]
What is happening on Saturday the 19th of October This coming Saturday, we are going to dig the two remaining routes through the School field. The 19th of October is the beginning of the half-term, allowing us to get in the grounds without risk of interruption or disruption. We will have the digger on hand as we did […]
Meet for the dig @ 9:15 am,12th of October 2019 @ Thornfield off High Rd. (See map below)
What a fantastic turnout we had. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped. We completed the spur on the east side of the school field that has a capacity for over three hundred connections. We also provided ducting for individual links to the network for houses backing onto the school […]
I get a similar question emailed to me on regular basis from people all around the village, and it comes in various forms, however at the core it is basically ‘When Can I Get Connected to B4RN?’ The simple answer is that this is primarily down to you and your Block. You can see a […]
A great deal of progress has been made on core route planning the by the B4RN 4 H4LTON volunteers, and as a result of all the hard work we are happy to invite as many of you as possible to join with us to start digging part. The digging will go from The Centre up […]
Fibre being blown from Halton Mill to 13-25a Mill Lane (Barratt Houses) @11am Thu 22 June 2017. This is a significant milestone in our campaign and represents the cherry on the cake after all the hard work volunteers have undertaken to dig the trench and lay the ducting to these 8 houses. It’s a good […]
Great progress is being made in Halton on installation of the core infrastructure for the B4RN fibre optic network, with may volunteers working hard to get the hyperfast internet connections to their community. Everyone involved in B4RN 4 H4LTON is a volunteer, and everyone involved has been working tirelessly on moving the project forward. At the […]
The project to supply B4RN fibre optic broadband to Halton has gotten off the ground to a flying start in recent weeks. After a few setbacks, digging began at Halton Mill on 4th Feb and progressed around 200m in 2 weekends! Several houses have ducting to their properties ready for B4RN to install their fibre! […]
“I’m just a farmer’s wife,” says Christine Conder, modestly. But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer.
Her DIY solution to a neighbour’s internet connectivity problems in 2009 has evolved into B4RN, an internet service provider offering fast one gigabit per second broadband speeds to the parishes which nestle in the picturesque Lune Valley.
That is 35 times faster than the 28.9 Mbps average UK speed internet connection according to Ofcom.