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.
B4RN is a local community project, and as such provides a world class Internet connection FREE OF CHARGE to community hubs, for the benefit of the villagers.
Two weeks ago Norman visited Hutton Roof where most of the village is now connected. Norman met Nick and his team. Nick is a well organised and enthusiastic project manager. The team was preparing to lay ducting at the south end of the village. What they were doing was not rocket science, but Nick emphasised the importance […]
Hi to all customers old and new. We are now able to provide support for you all at our newly refurbished headquarters in Melling. We are going to run a club on a Friday afternoon where you can call in and bring your own devices and learn tips and tricks. We can all help each […]
You will have to forgive me for only posting the link and not summarising the article within these pages. The decision today not to breakup BT from the OPEN REACH part of the business will have consequences for many people in the UK, especially those in more remote and rural parts of the UK. It is […]
We are looking for volunteers from each of the blocks above to help coordinate this more localised phase. It makes perfect sense that the people in the best position to know how to serve your property, and your neighbour’s property is you!
On the 11th June between 10:00am and 4:00pm we will be in The Centre @ Halton to answer any questions you may have, and to accept investment application forms. This will be a great opportunity to hopefully see demonstrations of the equipment used to blow and splice the fibre cable. This is a very relaxed […]
As a village of 1500 properties this works out to be an investment of only £34 per property to reach our goal. This money pays for the fibre infrastructure and chambers that make up the main trunk of the network that will circle the village. However anyone who invests £1,500 will be entitled to a […]
Volunteers young and old came out in force this weekend to help deliver the B4RN information leaflet through your door. Hopefully you all received one, and found the information useful. If you meet anyone who needs more information, please help us by pointing them in the right direction to find out more.