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Launch of Next Phase of B4RN North East!

B4RN launches a short video to celebrate HALO partnership with Kubus and Juniper Networks.

B4RN brings Gigabit Connectivity to Barrasford thanks to the Ray Wind Funds.

Wi-Fi - B4RN: Say It As It Is

B4RN Connections: A Day in the Life

B4RN Focus: What it Means to Volunteer

FTTC vs FTTP - B4RN: Say It As It Is

'Little Walter' Named In Memory Of B4RN Stalwart

Sedbergh School Live On B4RN

Employee Spotlight: Ashley McClements

Shareholder Update: Interest Statements

Crook B4RN Project Goes Well Beyond 100 Connections

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Adamthwaite

We’ve launched our new website with Hotfoot Design!

Volunteer Case Study: Boyd Gilmore, Crook

B4RN Focus: Enabling Remote Healthcare

B4RN Focus: Farming & Connectivity

Burton-in-Lonsdale Goes Live On B4RN

B4RN Interview: Forty Farms Photographer Amy Bateman

B4RN Wins Two Awards at INCA Golds

B4RN Wins ISPA’s ‘Best Rural ISP’ Award For Second Year Running!

Allen Valleys Journalist Says Having B4RN Helps Working Life

Public Nominates B4RN for ‘Internet Hero’ Award

10 Years Since… B4RN’s First Customers Went Live

Walking in the footsteps of a giant. A photo gallery.

Awards Tour: Crosthwaite

B4RN Shortlisted For Four INCA Gold Awards

Double Award Win For B4RN At Connected Britain

Rag Tag Scrapstore Giving New Life To B4RN Ducting

B4RN Founder Contributes To Global Internet Report

Picture Special: B4RN Community Dig Day

Awards Tour: Storth

Team B4RN Shine Over Busy Bank Holiday Weekend

Ravenstonedale B4RN Project Goes Into Build

Witherslack Volunteers Bring B4RN To 200+ Customers

Awards Tour: Calder Vale

Celebration As B4RN 4 Crook Enters Build Phase

B4RN Launches Volunteer Handbook

Awards Tour: Over Kellet

Langcliffe Quarry Enterprise Centre Goes Live on B4RN

Awards Tour: Chipping

Awards Tour: Preston Richard

Storth School B4RN Officially Switched On By MP

Kirkoswald Goes Live On B4RN!

Awards Tour Special: Allen Valleys

MP Tours B4RN-Connected Brough School

Val Winchester, B4RN Champion, Named In Queen’s Birthday Honours

Awards Tour: Caton Village

Memorial Celebrates Life Of Walter Willcox

Awards Tour: Levens

Awards Tour: Ingleton

Awards Tour: Mansergh

Chancellor Visits Remote B4RN Project

Awards Tour: Hutton Roof

10 Years On… B4RN’s ‘Day of the Spades’

DCMS Secretary of State Visits B4RN

Awards Tour: Tunstall

Awards Tour: Whittington

Walter Willcox: Obituary

Awards Tour: Casterton

Awards Tour: Clapham

Mallerstang Goes Live On B4RN

Awards Tour: Hornby

Awards Tour: Borwick & Priest Hutton

Awards Tour: Aughton

Awards Tour: Nether Kellet

B4RN’s 2021 AGM To Take Place Online

Awards Tour: Tatham

Awards Tour: Yealand

Awards Tour: Wennington

Awards Tour: Wray

Awards Tour: Capernwray

Awards Tour: Arkholme

B4RN Customer Leaves “Abysmal” Service Behind

Awards Tour: Dolphinholme

Picture Special: B4RN Staff Dig Day

B4RN Awards Go On Tour!

10 Years On… B4RN Marks Share Launch Anniversary

Computer Club At The Digi Leaders 100 Awards

B4RN Wins Awards Double!

Artist Captures Kirkoswald B4RN Project

Caton Customers Happy To Be Live On B4RN

Positive News Coming For Cumbria And Northumberland

Crosthwaite School Celebrates 10Gbps B4RN Connection

B4RN Volunteer Days Return To Melling After 18 Months

Caton Goes Live On B4RN

Good News In The Battle For Cumbria And Northumberland

Battle For Cumbria & Northumberland Goes To Parliament

Halton Volunteers Thanked For Bringing B4RN To The Village

Holiday Let or Vacant Property. DCMS UPDATE 10.09.2021 – For Landlords only  

Connect+ Launches For Everyone

Digital Minister Visits B4RN

Gigabit Voucher News For Cumbria & Northumberland

B4RN’s First Shareholder, Walter Willcox, Retires

B4RN Nominated For Best Rural ISP Award

Caton’s ‘B4RN Village’ Build Begins

Construction Work Finished On First B4RN Village Project

B4RN Volunteers Recognised With Lancaster CVS Awards

B4RN Featured On National TV

Women In Fibre Initiative Feature B4RN Founder

Allen Valleys Church Embraces Online Worship With B4RN

B4RN Live On Compare Fibre

B4RN To Access Project Gigabit Funding

Teacher Grateful For Having B4RN During Lockdown

Milestone For B4NTR As B4RN Cabinet Lands In The Northeast

B4RN Volunteer Gina Stars In DCMS Case Study

Halton Church Gets Free B4RN Service

B4RN Highlighted By International Tech Company

B4RN Reach The Centre Of Great Britain

Inch Perfect B4RN Connection For Bike Store

Faster Broadband Puts B4RN Top For Customer Reviews

B4RN’s 2020 AGM To Take Place Online

B4RN Appoints New CEO

High Praise For B4RN From ISP Review

Happy B4RN Customer In Dunsop Bridge

Nether Wyresdale Goes Live On B4RN

B4RN Customers Offered Exclusive Deal On Kraydel Konnect

Heversham Project Features In National Press

B4RN Founder And CEO Barry Forde Retires

Hyperfast Start For Crosthwaite B4RN Project

Norfolk Businesses Delighted To Be on B4RN

B4RN CEO Barry Forde To Retire

The Boot On The Other Foot For B4RN’s Jorj

Burston Cabinet Goes Live On B4RN

B4RN CEO Becomes Our First 10Gbps Customer

B4RN Village Make First Connections In Halton

Heversham Goes Live On B4RN

Bruce Alexander Retires From B4RN

Happy Duct Day! B4RN and Emtelle Celebrate 5,000,000 Metres

Your Lockdown Stories: Competition Winners Announced

North Lancs Churches Stream Services Thanks To B4RN

B4RN Customer Flying High About Download Speed

Computer Club & B4RN Customers Play Key Part In Internet Research

South Norfolk Villagers Celebrate B4RN Cabinet Installation

“Cosmic” B4RN Connection Makes Government Case Study

First B4RN Customers Go Live In The Allen Valleys

B4RN Begins First Village Installation

B4RN Lockdown Survey Report

B4RN Volunteers Star In Oxford Academic’s Article

A Tribute to B4RN Stalwart Iain

Your Covid-19 Lockdown Stories

B4RN Survey and Competition

B4RN Feature In European Broadband Handbook

B4RN & Zyxel To Bring Free 10Gb Broadband To 21 Rural Schools

B4RN Connections Still Being Made During Covid-19

B4RN Helps Drugs Company Counter Covid-19

B4RN & Coronavirus

You Can Now Get BT Sport On B4RN

B4RN AGM – Monday 18th November 2019

B4RN Champions Attend Volunteer Coordinator’s Day

Queens birthday honours for two B4RN champions

Enterprise Investment Scheme – Update 26th January

Enterprise Investment Scheme – 11th January Correspondence from HMRC

Enterprise Investment Scheme – Update 16th January

Enterprise Investment Scheme – 4th December response from HMRC

Enterprise Investment Scheme – Update

Notice to all shareholders.

B4RN on Radio 4, featuring B4SW and B4MS

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #13

We are hiring!

B4RN East Anglia – An Operational Update.

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #12

Early Closure – Wednesday 13th December 2017

Casterton – The Final Spur

B4RN AGM 2017

Notice of B4RN AGM 2017

Broadband for the Rural North Ltd (B4RN) – IP31352R Background information

Company development and expansion update

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #11

Customer service update – 26th October 2016.

B4RN’s Annual General Meeting 2016

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #10

Cloud Computing Jargon Buster

#B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #9

B4RN AGM hosted at Melling office

Desmond and AGM

B4RN Celebrates MBEs and New Office

Chris Conder Invested by Prince William

CEO Barry Forde at Buckingham Palace

New Melling Office for B4RN

News archive: Not a bad morning's work

News archive: Tunstall Becomes the Next Gigabit Village

News archive: #B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell day #8

News archive: Case studies, SME and Testimonials

News archive: B4RN features Local Heroes in June issue of Saga

News archive: Two MBEs for B4RN

News archive: B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell Day #7

News archive: B4RN Shortlisted in Techworld 2014 Awards

News archive: B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell Day #6

News archive: Dolphinholme – Snorkels, Triffids and Fibre

News archive: B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell Day #5

News archive: Rural Broadband – The Difference it’s Made to Me

News archive: Land Rover, The Princes Trust & B4RN

News archive: B4RN Shows the Wray To The Light

News archive: B4RN Community Rallies Following Theft

News archive: B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell Day #4

News archive: Help sheet for setting up a phone service on B4RN

News archive: Well hello Autumn

News archive: B4RN Project Gets Extra Traction. The 4×4 Kind.

News archive: A Helping Hand from Canterbury

News archive: B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell Day #3

News archive: The Sounds of Summer – Sponge Hitting Bottle

News archive: Well hello Summer!

News archive: B4RN & Emtelle Show-Tell Day #2

News archive: Your new connection

News archive: Come On (line) Eileen

News archive: Newton's Law. The Next Village to Get Fibre

News archive: Maria Miller Thanks B4RN Team After Visit

News archive: Interview with Penelope Bossom from Overbury Estate

News archive: A Grand Day Out

News archive: Fibre 2 Abbeystead

News archive: B4RN and Emtelle Show – Tell day.

News archive: Guest Blog – Leaping into the 21st Century

News archive: Guest Blog – New Customer Experience

News archive: I Want to Help B4RN

News archive: Got B4RN? Get Backed Up!

News archive: Fujikura 12S

News archive: The B4RN Open Day – A Summary

News archive: PRESS RELEASE : BBC News article on Fast Broadband

News archive: PRESS RELEASE – B4RN Connect Public Drop In Day

News archive: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley"

News archive: New Year. New Connections.

News archive: December newsletter and Thank You

News archive: How Do You Know When Fibre is Clean? It Sings!

News archive: Blowing in the wind and fleeting in the sleet… with Pete.

News archive: Fusion Splicing in Arkholme

News archive: BBC Radio Lancashire – B4RN First Connections

News archive: North West Tonight Abbeystead

News archive: B4RN The Movie. A New Fund Raising Idea?

News archive: More New Skills: Fleeting and Blowing the Fibre

News archive: November Newsletter

News archive: We Learn How to Fleet Fibre

News archive: Acronym Overload? What does it all mean?

News archive: Digging News Update

News archive: B4RN Shortlisted as Finalist in The #coops2012 Awards

News archive: Guest Post – Arkholme Extreme Diggers

News archive: Arkholme Core Route Duct Dig Photos

News archive: B4RN Nominated for Prestigious Industry Award

News archive: Abbeystead Village Hall Dig

News archive: Google Fibre Registration Period Ends

News archive: Extreme Digging

News archive: B4RN Phase 1 Coverage Clarification

News archive: There She Blows!!!

News archive: Fibre Blowing and Duct Sponsors

News archive: Arkholme joins the race

News archive: The Race to Light Speed is On

News archive: JFDI fibre ducting into the homes

News archive: EU Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 Highlights

News archive: Narr Lodge Gets Its B4RN Inspection Chamber

News archive: B4RN Wins ISPA Internet Hero Award

News archive: Rural Broadband on BBC Sunday Politics Show

News archive: Radio Lancs Covers B4RN ISPA Award Finalist Nomination

News archive: ComputerActive Reports on B4RN Euro Outing

News archive: B4RN Invited to Present to EU Digital Champs

News archive: B4RN meets the EC VP

News archive: B4RN Selected As Finalist in ISPA Awards

News archive: Eric Ollerenshaw Invites Jeremy Hunt to B4RN

News archive: Digital Parish Hubs

News archive: Getting All The Ducts In A Row – The First Sponsor Names Go On The Duct

News archive: Broadband Service Speed Test Demonstration Tool

News archive: Joining on a house

News archive: Sponsor a Metre?

News archive: BBC’s "The One Show" B4RN Feature

News archive: B4RN Digging IT

News archive: BBC Radio 4 "You and Yours" B4RN Report

News archive: Uploads + Data Caps = Rural Business Restrictions.

News archive: Our first B4RN highlight video

News archive: Hacker Public Radio Podcast Interview with Chris Conder

News archive: Latest B4RN Coverage on BBC North West

News archive: The week when Skype showed its true value

News archive: A B4RN-storming Media Week

News archive: North Lancashire Residents Make Broadband History

News archive: Photos from dig launch

News archive: Phase One Core route map

News archive: Mid March News, jobs, digging the first sod.

News archive: Dig 2 a Gig. Press release. March 14th.

News archive: February leap year newsletter

News archive: February Newsletter

News archive: Supporters

News archive: B4RN launch video, courtesy of Lunar Creative Video

News archive: B4RN IS GO GO GO!!

News archive: Business Plan

News archive: Latest News

News archive: Management Team

News archive: Marketing and Promotion

News archive: Services

News archive: Timeline for B4RN

News archive: B4RN Events

News archive: How you can help

News archive: Buy Shares or Register for Service

News archive: Press Coverage