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B4RN Highlighted By International Tech Company

February 16th, 2021
Author: Chris Conder
Posted In: Latest news

B4RN’s Bruce Alexander, now retired, awards an MBE spade to a volunteer

The work of B4RN is recognised by one of our suppliers – Sumitomo – in their latest company e-magazine.

The latest issue of iD features some great photos of B4RN’s work with the Japanese firm’s splicers, both out in the field and in people’s homes.

They include a shot of recently retired B4RN stalwart, Bruce Alexander, who was with B4RN from the start and had his own Sumitomo splicer, which he loved!


David Randall, from Sumitomo, says the relationship began in 2013: “I was inspired by the innovative idea and vision to support the local community by building information infrastructure. We supported their activities and strengthened the relationship by lending our fusion splicers free of charge for a certain period.”

B4RN’s Alex and Ronan put Sumitomo’s kit through its paces

B4RN engineer Alistair Adams-Huset, is featured in the article too: “The northwestern part of England is humid, cold, and rainy. Sumitomo Electric’s products are highly valued for ensuring robustness and air tightness, which make it possible to use the products in any environment, and to enable smooth fusion splicing.

“Even if problems arise, such as contamination with foreign matter, it is possible to take action and make repairs on site. This is highly helpful.”

One other picture we were pleased to see was the fusing table designed by another B4RN retiree – Iain Roberston. It was designed specifically for us, featuring bespoke fibre holders!

A table designed by B4RN retiree Iain Robertson, with bespoke fibre holders!


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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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