Awards Tour: Wray

B4RN continues to celebrate the communities and volunteers who’ve dug in the gigabit fibre broadband network over the past decade. Wray was the fifth stop for our Awards Tour, with another group getting their hands on the INCA and ISPA gongs. A group of five ex-volunteers gathered at the village’s Methodist Chapel for a picture … [Read more…]

Awards Tour: Capernwray

Our fourth stop on the B4RN ‘Awards Tour’ was Capernwray. The trophies for the INCA and ISPA prizes are visiting the communities, champions and volunteers from the last decade who’ve got the job done digging in the gigabit broadband network. James Wightman met us at his Old Hall Caravan Park to reminisce. He said: “We … [Read more…]

Awards Tour: Arkholme

Arkholme was the third stop on B4RN’s awards trophies tour. The INCA and ISPA prizes are doing the rounds of the volunteers, champions and communities who’ve been digging in the network over the last decade. A group of three volunteers met at the Village Hall to be pictured near where a trench was dug to … [Read more…]

B4RN Customer Leaves “Abysmal” Service Behind

A B4RN customer’s told us what it’s like going from 0.8Mbps broadband speed with a previous provider to gigabit full fibre broadband with B4RN. Barbara Hughes, who lives in Gissing in Norfolk, said: “Our internet before getting B4RN was abysmal and we’re still discovering what we can now do!” Barbara’s story demonstrates the work B4RN’s … [Read more…]

Awards Tour: Dolphinholme

B4RN’s awards trophies have made their second stop in Dolphinholme. The INCA and ISPA prizes are doing the rounds of the volunteers, champions and communities who’ve been digging in the network over the last decade. A group of four volunteers met at the Village Hall to be pictured near where the first trench was dug. … [Read more…]

Picture Special: B4RN Staff Dig Day

B4RN staff came together with volunteers from the Kirkby Lonsdale project to get a community hub connected to gigabit full fibre broadband. Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC is now on the B4RN network after the event on Friday 17th December. Employees from all departments in the company did their part digging an embankment, digging across allotments and … [Read more…]

B4RN Awards Go On Tour!

B4RN’s awards trophies are going on tour! The INCA and ISPA gongs will travel round to the volunteers, champions and communities who’ve got the job done over the last decade. First stop was Quernmore, where B4RN CEO Michael Lee waved the awards off to Bruce Alexander, who was involved with B4RN from the start. Meeting … [Read more…]

10 Years On… B4RN Marks Share Launch Anniversary

Ten years ago B4RN had its share launch with standing room only at The Storey in Lancaster. The event on 15th December 2011 was a success, with the community-owned full fibre gigabit broadband project capturing the imagination of people not just locally, but around the country and the globe. Potential investors were promised skills and … [Read more…]

Computer Club At The Digi Leaders 100 Awards

B4RN was very proud to attend the Digital Leader Awards at the Shard in London. Although the volunteer-run Computer Club didn’t win the Craig MacDonald Memorial Prize, we would like to thank all the people who voted for us, and we made the final three! The ‘computer’ Club was started in 2005, and was instrumental … [Read more…]

B4RN Wins Awards Double!

B4RN has won two major industry awards! We were named ‘Best Community Project’ at the INCA Gold Awards before winning ‘Best Rural ISP’ at the ISPA Awards. It was a whirlwind 48 hours for B4RN, claiming the INCA prize during a dinner at the National Motorcycle Museum on Wednesday last week (3rd November), before picking … [Read more…]