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B4RN launches a short video to celebrate HALO partnership with Kubus and Juniper Networks.

February 5th, 2024
Posted In: Latest news

B4RN are close to completing a significant milestone in their development, the completion of a resilient 400Gbps ring network across the north of England.
We have worked in partnership with Kubus and Juniper Networks to deliver the HALO project, which supports all their existing and future communities meaning our customer connections will be even more reliable and future proof.   

In recognition of this achievement, the partnership have produced a short film, not just about the delivery of the HALO project, but also capturing the real heart of B4RN, how we build, the incredible volunteers and the wider B4RN community.  See below.

“B4RN strives to deliver the best internet service in the country to the areas that are hardest to reach. With a 400G-ready network, we can bring the benefits of digital connectivity to rural communities for generations to come.” Tom Rigg, COO, B4RN 

As B4RN is a Community Benefit Society, we work with local communities to design, plan, and install full-fibre networks that deliver gigabit-speed broadband services. Community contributions are integral - B4RN works alongside communities, landowners and volunteers to plan the fibre routes across agricultural lands, dig trenches and fit house kits in customer homes.  

The video, is an extremely poignant thank you, and has provided B4RN the opportunity to really highlight the hard work and dedication of the B4RN volunteers, contractors, landowners and staff who have worked together to get communities connected for more than a decade.

Working Should to Shoulder with, and for, Rural Communities

B4RN works with local communities to design, plan and install full-fibre networks that deliver gigabit-speed broadband services. Community contributions are integral, with community investment and local volunteers helping B4RN as it plans the fibre routes across agricultural land, digs trenches and installs house kits in customer homes.

B4RN connects more than 12,000 customers in rural homes, small villages, farms and dispersed communities. Village halls, places of worship, primary schools and other community hubs receive a free B4RN service.

To celebrate this momentous achievement, together with the partners Juniper Networks and Kubus, B4RN have created this video showcasing the heart of B4RN and their invaluable team of volunteers and their customers.

Gavin And Belinda Second Nature Smallban

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

We’re award winners!

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