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Halton Church Gets Free B4RN Service

A church in Halton has been singing the praises of B4RN. St. Wilfrid’s was connected earlier in February as part of the ‘B4RN Village’ project, which is well underway there. The church is receiving a free service, like all places of worship on the B4RN gigabit broadband network. St. Wilfrid’s Church Warden, Melissa Bowring, emailed … [Read more…]

B4RN Highlighted By International Tech Company

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 … [Read more…]

B4RN Reach The Centre Of Great Britain

The hardy volunteers of Dunsop Bridge have helped B4RN reach the centre of Great Britain! National Grid reference SD 63770 56550 is famed for being the exact centre of GB and its 401 associated isles. Volunteers were there in early February, learning how to handle, cut, label and end cap 7mm ducting. Once prepped in … [Read more…]

Inch Perfect B4RN Connection For Bike Store

Inch Perfect Trials at Whitewell is revving up its business thanks to B4RN’s gigabit broadband. The trials bike store, connected as part of the Dunsop Bridge project, now has a reliable full-fibre connection. It means the business can really get a handle on its online sales – a crucial development during the shop’s Covid-enforced closures. … [Read more…]

B4RN’s 2020 AGM To Take Place Online

Details have been confirmed for B4RN’s 2020 AGM, which has been delayed into this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 restrictions mean the shareholder gathering cannot happen in person this time – so it’s taking place online. The date for your diaries is Thursday 11th February 2021 at 7pm. We’ve partnered with Civica to … [Read more…]

B4RN Appoints New CEO

B4RN’s Board has confirmed the appointment of its new CEO, Michael Lee (pictured). The Chartered Engineer hails from Lancashire and studied engineering at Cambridge. His early career was in the army, where he served initially with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and then with the Royal Dragoon Guards. His post-military career has largely been … [Read more…]

High Praise For B4RN From ISP Review

Independent internet service provider review website – ISPreview – has named B4RN among its pick of the altnets for 2021. B4RN appears in the site’s article on the best broadband for homes. You can read what they had to say by clicking here. Also of note is that B4RN have by far the cheapest price … [Read more…]

Happy B4RN Customer In Dunsop Bridge

B4RN staff and volunteers have been active in the snowy valleys of Lancashire. New customer Ben – who lives in Dunsop Bridge – is very happy with his new connection! Not only is he saving money, he’s getting hyperfast speed and fantastic upload capability. Ben was on BT, paying £45 a month for 20Mbps download … [Read more…]

Nether Wyresdale Goes Live On B4RN

Another Lancashire community has gigabit broadband, enabled by B4RN, but thanks to the hard work and investment of local volunteers, and the support of government voucher funding. Nether Wyresdale, on the edge of the Bowland fells,  went ‘live’ on the 7th January, with 49 new customers joining our hyperfast network. A team of local contractors … [Read more…]