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News archive: Sponsor a Metre?

May 26th, 2012
Author: Chris Conder
Tags: b4rn BBC community dig2agig digging Eric Ollerenshaw farmers fibre ftth innovation jfdi radio Lancashire volunteers
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Special for Valentines day, sponsor a metre for your sweetheart and get your message on the duct!

Update: our first sponsor photos are here – the livestream of the first names is here

During a conversation with Ken Fallon on a radio podcast the idea of sponsorship was born. The plan so far, is that for a donation of £5 you can sponsor a metre of our fibre duct. In return we put your name on a metre of duct and take a photo of it. Your metre of the B4RN network with your name on it will be buried on a Lancashire upland farm for posterity, and your generosity will enable another metre to be laid in our community network.

Our minimum shareholding in B4RN is £100, and that is too much for some people, and we have been asked if we could allow smaller donations. We had a think, and we put a donate button on the site where you can donate anything you like, from a pound or a dollar to a million…

Sponsor a Metre for B4RN

Sponsor a Metre for B4RN

There is a button on the right hand side of this page, you can pay with PayPal and a photo gallery will be published with all the names on. We are about to lay another 500 metre stretch of the very fat duct next week going into the hub, so if you want your name on that act quickly. The smaller duct is being laid all the time, but the fat one is the best because we can write your name much bigger!

If you want extra metres then please email us the names you want on it when you have donated. Why not buy a family batch? Special offer, 5 names for £20.

Rather than a person’s name, you may want the name of your business to be on the duct and the photo gallery. If you do then that’s fine too.

Why not buy a metre now, and support this brilliant community initiative?

Another of our little videos here, you could always sponsor one of those too?

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

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