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B4RN Lockdown Survey Report

July 21st, 2020
Author: Mark Gray
Posted In: Latest news

B4RN asked our volunteers and customers what broadband had meant for them during Covid-19 lockdown.

Thanks to everyone who responded with their personal stories throughout June and into July, we received more than one hundred completed surveys.

A snapshot of how our rural communities stayed connected can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here. The document is best viewed at 100% or set to full screen and view page width.

The report summarises how good connectivity helped people keep in touch, work from home and access education.

Some people submitted longer tales of life in lockdown, including pictures, videos and poems – you can see (and hear) those by clicking here.

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Stories from out in the field from our very happy customers

One residential customer in Over Kellet used to know whether it was worth firing up her computer by looking out of her front window to see what the weather was doing with her telephone line.

Customer Testimonial

We juggle two jobs from home, and it’s just been a game-changer. Just sign up! It’s the best internet service I’ve ever received, and I’ve moved a thousand times!
Georgiana, Dentdale
It has allowed us to improve our farm business through the implementation of Wi-Fi heat detection ankle bands on our herd, and thus improving our business productivity.
Heather Whalley, Farmer
OMG it is amazing! I don’t want to go back to London, which was faster than here, but not now! Just to say a BIG THANK YOU to all you guys, what a great thing you are doing. I’m shocked not everyone is signing up!
Customer in Norfolk
After lambing 1300 ewes a good film is what I want to watch and because we have B4RN that is no problem. Just enables me and my family to get on.
Farmer (Anonymous)
It’s like going from a Ford Anglia to a jet engine!
Jackie Frankland, Rathmell

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Connected Britain Bpoty All Caps Edit Best Rural Isp Winner 2022 Inca Winner 2022 Medium Connected Britain Community Improvement Award Winner 2022 Inca Ispa 1663059912