Picture Special: B4RN Community Dig Day
September 22nd, 2022
Author: Mark Gray
Posted In: Latest news
B4RN staff, volunteers and contractors were in Burton-in-Lonsdale for another ‘Community Dig Day’.
A big ‘thank you’ to the local community and volunteer group for hosting us on Friday 16th September and the Sports Pavilion for acting as our hub.
The day showed what it takes to get a community connected to full fibre gigabit broadband, with demonstrations on: moleploughing; core and house fibre blowing; a garden dig; and house kit fitting.
Below are some pictures from the day.
Team B4RN Staff and Volunteers:
The whole crew. B4RN staff and volunteers at the Sports Pavilion.
Out with the hard dig contractors.
One of the teams at the garden dig.
One of the teams at the house fibre blowing demo.
Another team at the garden dig.
One of the teams in the trenches at the garden dig.
Tea break at the Pavilion.
Volunteers learning about core fibre blowing. Alistair explaining about bullets and how the network works.
Moleplough “Little Nell” listens to the team briefing.
Digging the hole where the moleplough will start.
Pre-site assessment and Health & Safety briefing with staff and volunteers watching on.
Core & House Fibre Blowing:
Engineer Brad talks through core fibre blowing.
Fibre blower almost ready to start work.
Engineer Matt Brown explaining blowing house fibre.
B4RN staff member Jenny Wood having a go at blowing house fibre.
Volunteers watch on as the house fibre is spliced and fused.
Volunteers getting stuck in at the garden dig.
B4RN staff Jenny, Chloe and Sarah in the trenches.
B4RN staff Thomas, Charles and Cat turn a corner with the garden dig.
House Kit Fitting
B4RN Director and long-time volunteer Ian Thompson led the session on house kit fitting.
Volunteers and staff being shown the internal FWO (Fibre Wall Outlet).
Connections Manager Stephen Cottam dreaming of the day everyone has B4RN.
The CEO and COO getting muddy! A quick drink in between digging trenches.
This prospective customer had a t-shirt on which appealed to our engineers.