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B4RN AGM 2017

B4RN AGM 2017 was held at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale.   Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale very kindly hosted B4RN’s sixth AGM on the 10th October 2017. There was a good turn-out, with 163 shareholders in attendance, and an additional 136 proxies.  Members were welcomed by Company Secretary and Director, Monica Lee, who introduced … [Read more…]

Notice of B4RN AGM 2017

Notice to all shareholders. B4RN will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the 10th October 2017. Notice to the AGM and all relevant documents have been sent out to shareholders. If you have not received these, please contact the office on 01524 555887. We hope you will be able to join us as it’s … [Read more…]

Company development and expansion update

Dear B4RN supporter, This is a brief note to keep you up to date with some developments. We are continuing to expand the network at a tremendous rate – some of this is obvious, as testified by our phenomenal increase in connections. At the start of the financial year on 1st April 2016 we had … [Read more…]

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #11

The date for the eleventh Show-Tell day is set for the Tuesday 4th April 2017. These events have been extremely popular and have allowed valuable information to be shared. The day includes field visits to see various aspects of the B4RN community fibre broadband deployment. The event, as before will be jointly hosted by B4RN and Emtelle in Lancaster and the surrounding B4RN area. … [Read more…]

Customer service update – 26th October 2016.

Dear B4RN Customers, You will be pleased to know that since my last update in July our team have been working behind the scenes to improve overall core network resilience and capacity. This means to say that we are now able to communicate with the rest of the internet (the world) at a much higher … [Read more…]

B4RN’s Annual General Meeting 2016

B4RN’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st November 2016. Invitation to the AGM and all relevant documents have been addressed to shareholders. If you are a shareholder and have not received the documentation, could you please check that we have your current email address. For further information please call the B4RN office … [Read more…]

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #10

It’s time for another #B4RN Show-Tell day. These now legendary events are an opportunity to meet up with like minded folk, to learn and share the knowledge of rural broadband deployment. These are great events for communities who want to learn how deploy a community based world class broadband network. They are free to attend … [Read more…]

Cloud Computing Jargon Buster

Although many people have heard of cloud computing, there are few outside of the IT industry who fully understand the terminology behind it. Our Head of Networking, Tom Rigg, recently helped Premierline Business Insurance compile a useful jargon busting infographic to breakdown all of the basic cloud terminology that you might need to know about. … [Read more…]

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #9

It’s time for another #B4RN Show-Tell day. These now legendary events are an opportunity to meet up with like minded folk, to learn and share the knowledge of rural broadband deployment. These are great events for communities who want to learn how deploy a community based world class broadband network. They are free to attend … [Read more…]

B4RN AGM hosted at Melling office

Yesterday B4RN hosted its fourth AGM in the large workshop at its premises in Melling. Around 160 guests including 124 shareholders were present and were welcomed by director Monica Lee, who introduced CEO Barry Forde MBE, who gave a presentation on the progress of the company. PRESENTATION Barry’s presentation included details of the new staff, … [Read more…]