Great progress is being made in Halton on the installation of the core infrastructure for the B4RN fibre optic network, with many 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 beginning of the Halton project, the planning team split the village into blocks. Halton is a larger population than many of the other villages that have installed B4RN needed to be split down into manageable chunks of houses. We then asked for interested members of each block to come forward and become a Local Block Champion (LBC). The role of the LBC was to liaise with neighbours and to come up with an idea of who in their block was showing an interest in B4RN, and what route people would be happy with when considering how to connect each house to the network.
Blocks with LBCs are seeing momentum building, with digging already starting in some and planning to advance in others. However, there are a number of blocks that despite having many registered users are still without an LBC. This map highlights which block have LBCs, and which are still without.
If you are interested in B4RN and can see you block is without an LBC, perhaps you might consider becoming more involved and help drive the progress of B4RN in your section of the village.