Storth School B4RN Officially Switched On By MP

Storth CE Primary School had its B4RN gigabit broadband officially ‘switched on’ by MP Tim Farron. Local volunteers, who were vital to getting the site connected, were there alongside B4RN staff. The rain held off for the outdoor occasion on Friday (1st July). The school provided cake and hot drinks with pupils from class three … [Read more…]

Kirkoswald Goes Live On B4RN!

Kirkoswald’s B4RN gigabit full fibre broadband network has gone live! People in the parish can now enjoy B4RN thanks to hard graft by local volunteers, working alongside our contractors and staff. Locals went ‘live’ on Tuesday 28th June, with the lights coming on connected customers’ routers. This is the culmination of months of dogged work … [Read more…]

Awards Tour Special: Allen Valleys

Stop 22 of the Awards Tour was a whistle-stop mini-tour of the Allen Valleys! The INCA and ISPA trophies – won last year – are doing the rounds of volunteers from communities who have got the job done laying the B4RN gigabit full fibre broadband network over the last decade. The prizes went to the … [Read more…]

MP Tours B4RN-Connected Brough School

Local MP Neil Hudson has paid a visit to Brough School, which receives free gigabit full fibre broadband service from B4RN. This is all thanks to the hard work of the local volunteers and community, as well as gigabit voucher funding under DCMS’s Project Gigabit. B4RN’s Chief Operating Officer, Tom Rigg, was also welcomed by … [Read more…]

Awards Tour: Caton Village

We’ve been to Caton Village for the 21st stop of the Awards Tour. The INCA and ISPA trophies – won last year – are being take to the communities and volunteers whose hard work has seen the B4RN full fibre broadband network grow over the last decade. Four volunteers met at Caton’s Village Institute for … [Read more…]

Memorial Celebrates Life Of Walter Willcox

A memorial has taken place for stalwart B4RN advocate and volunteer, Walter Willcox, who was our first shareholder. Walter was a significant supporter of B4RN in the early years and that support continued right through to his retirement in 2021. He had a passion and commitment to bring full fibre broadband to the most remote … [Read more…]

Awards Tour: Levens

We’re up to stop 20 on the B4RN Awards Tour – visiting the South Lakes and the Levens B4RN project. The INCA and ISPA trophies – won last year – were present as the local group recently celebrated passing 300 connections! With that remarkable achievement, the group disbanded – but not before catching up with … [Read more…]

Awards Tour: Ingleton

The B4RN Awards Tour rolls on to stop 19, this time in Ingleton. We’re taking the INCA and ISPA trophies – won last year – to the communities and champions who’ve dug in the B4RN network for the last decade. Four volunteers gathered with Ingleton Viaduct as a dramatic backdrop to be pictured with the … [Read more…]

B4RN Announces New Service Charges

B4RN has introduced new service charges for its customers to meet the high and rising cost of providing its gigabit full fibre broadband service. The key changes are: The standard residential service charge is being increased for the first time ever, from £30 to £33 a month. B4RN is introducing a Social Tariff of £15 … [Read more…]