B4Rn Logo
Hero Further5

News & Events

Service Status

Heversham Goes Live On B4RN

September 30th, 2020
Author: Mark Gray
Posted In: Latest news

Another Cumbrian village now has broadband speeds which compete with the fastest networks in the world, thanks to local volunteers with the help of B4RN.

Heversham went ‘live’ today (Wednesday 30th September), with the first 44 new customers joining B4RN’s 1Gbps symmetrical full fibre service.

Property connections were made over the last few days, with local volunteers John, Iain and Barry (dubbed the “three musketeers”) also learning how to fuse.

The trio, alongside another local volunteer, Fiona, also received their spade awards and MBEs (Member of the B4RN Empire).

John, Iain and Barry get their spades and MBEs.


Fiona gets her silver spade and MBE award.


Barry and Iain fusing on their own. They are quick learners!


B4RN’s Jorj always finds a way to get duct through! We often say “Where theres a Will, there’s a way.”


Its fast, but not as fast as B4RN!


A B4RN bus and a splicing team of engineers come to Heversham to bring the cabinet live. Thanks for splicing it all and getting it live. Danny, Alex, Kit, James, Steve, Jorj and Jon. Teamwork makes the dream work.


Alex fusing the cabinet trays in the #b4rnmobile.


The B4RN banner at Heversham, no speed limit with B4RN.


Here are Barry and Iain checking on the engineers and patching the first customers into their cabinet. Fantastic team effort, even in the rain.


Barry gets his volunteer hi-vis and he’s off! “Can’t stop there’s a few more routers to put on” – customers waiting!


Iain the vet handing over the first contract to Barry, a historic moment for this amazing community.


Ashley from B4RN with a patching selfie. Well done Ash.

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