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Because B4RN is a Community Benefit Society, we aren’t interested in commercial speculation, so we only extend our network into communities where we’re wanted.

Each new area that invites B4RN in needs to raise a certain level of investment to cover the work and materials required for their area’s installation. Currently, a significant amount of that cost is being met with government voucher funding.


Every community’s core investment is made up of shares in B4RN.  B4RN will use its best endeavours to allocate your investment according to your preference but reserves the right to direct investment to develop the network generally.

  • Minimum shareholding £100 / maximum £100,000.

  • All shareholders are members of B4RN. One member one vote.

  • Shares must be held for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Investment in shares attract the current rate of 5% which can paid out or reinvested year on year.

  • Some shareholders choose to invest £1,500 and claim a free connection worth £60. (Remember: The £1,500 must be invested in a single transaction and before the connection goes live to qualify for a free connection. Full rules here.)

  • Shares cost £1 each, and can only ever be sold back to B4RN, also at £1 each

Find Out More

For a more comprehensive outline of investing in B4RN, take a look at our Share Prospectus by clicking here.

For full details of what it means to become a member of the B4RN Community Benefit Society you can read the society’s rules handbook by clicking here.

B4RN is registered under the FCA Mutuals Public Register, Company Registration Number 31352R (Our publicly filed Accounts and Annual Returns can be found here).


Should you wish to invest in B4RN shares now:

  1. Download the Share Form here or email shareregistrar@b4rn.org.uk for a copy

  2. Print and fill out the form – you can ask for your investment to be linked to your local Project

  3. Post your signed form to: B4RN, Station Yard, Melling, Carnforth, LA6 2QY or email your signed form to: shareregistrar@b4rn.org.uk


If you would like to make a pledge to invest (with payment delayed until your local project goes ahead), please fill in the ‘Pledging Form’  and do not send any funds at this stage.

The form for ‘Individual and Joint’ pledging can be found here, and the form for ‘Organisations and Businesses’ can be found here.

Please post your signed form to: B4RN, Station Yard, Melling, Carnforth, LA6 2QY
or email your signed form to: pledge@b4rn.org.uk

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Stories from out in the field from our very happy customers

One residential customer in Over Kellet used to know whether it was worth firing up her computer by looking out of her front window to see what the weather was doing with her telephone line.

Customer Testimonial

We juggle two jobs from home, and it’s just been a game-changer. Just sign up! It’s the best internet service I’ve ever received, and I’ve moved a thousand times!
Georgiana, Dentdale
It has allowed us to improve our farm business through the implementation of Wi-Fi heat detection ankle bands on our herd, and thus improving our business productivity.
Heather Whalley, Farmer
OMG it is amazing! I don’t want to go back to London, which was faster than here, but not now! Just to say a BIG THANK YOU to all you guys, what a great thing you are doing. I’m shocked not everyone is signing up!
Customer in Norfolk
After lambing 1300 ewes a good film is what I want to watch and because we have B4RN that is no problem. Just enables me and my family to get on.
Farmer (Anonymous)
It’s like going from a Ford Anglia to a jet engine!
Jackie Frankland, Rathmell

We’re award winners!

Connected Britain Bpoty All Caps Edit Best Rural Isp Winner 2022 Inca Winner 2022 Medium Connected Britain Community Improvement Award Winner 2022 Inca Ispa 1663059912