B4RN Kirkby Ireleth
B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) are expanding their network across the Lakes and Furness areas – Kirkby Ireleth could be next !
Get B4RN: b4rn.org.uk/getb4rn
Bad News – DCMS have basically put our project on hold.
We had some feedback on the sign up/voucher request form being confusing so have added some notes: Go to https://b4rn.org.uk/postcode-checker/ and enter your post code. For a residential property you just need to fill in the asterisked fields. The following descriptions match the green boxes on my image below. 1 Towards the end of the…
280 (41%) registered interest, 91 (13%) now signed up, 2 days to go! Met with the Openreach engineer this morning. Checked how the new B4RN cabinet would be connected to fibre at the Kirkby in Furness Community Centre. Thankfully all seemed relatively straight forward. Let’s not miss out on this government funding for our community.…
B4RN deliver gigabit (1000Mbps) full fibre broadband to rural homes, businesses and schools. They are a not-for-profit organisation and build their network to pass every property in a parish so no-one misses out.
Invest in B4RN
There is also the opportunity to invest in B4RN to help fund our local project. It is important to note you do not have to invest to get a B4RN connection. Full details of the share prospectus is on the B4RN website. https://b4rn.org.uk/community/investors/
B4RN networks are built by the community for the community. Local volunteers are key to planning and building the network and most importantly ensuring all volunteers have adequate tea and cake !