B4RN Kirkby Lonsdale
All the key information + resources you need to support and get involved with your own B4RN Kirkby Lonsdale Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) FTTP fibre optic community broadband project. Future-proof your home AND save money versus BT/Sky 'old-style' copper wire broadband services. B4RN - The World's Fastest Rural Broadband with well over 5,000 connections in South Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Western Yorkshire Dales.
Let’s make Kirkby Lonsdale a Gigabit town…
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The story of B4RN so far - For the Community - By the Community
Broadband for the Rural North Ltd or 'B4RN' is a professionally designed fibre-optic broadband network, registered as a non-profit community benefit society, and run by a dedicated local team with the support of landowners and volunteers. B4RN offers 1,000Mbps FTTH broadband to every property boundary in our coverage areas, costing households only £30 per month
Broadband for the Rural North Ltd or ‘B4RN’ was launched in December 2011 by a local volunteer group led by industry expert Barry Forde. Registered in Melling as a community benefit society with the FSA (under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965), it can never be bought by a commercial operator and its profits can only be distributed to the community. Each investor in B4RN £1 shares is a shareholder with one vote.
Who will be doing all this B4RN Kirkby Lonsdale work?
B4RN Ltd (Melling) will be undertaking the Kirkby Lonsdale project if sufficient people sign up via their website in August/early September 2021. A group of local Kirkby Lonsdale volunteers will support that work in various ways. If you'd like to volunteer please email email@example.com AFTER you have signed up with B4RN Ltd via the webpage links at the top of this website.
B4RN is VERY FAST - 1,000 Mbps Upload and Download - plus a Ping (bounce-back signal) of just 1 or 2 ms
A B4RN Kirkby Lonsdale project will help our community have 21st-century fibre optic communications direct to each home or business, so that we are 'future-proofed for all expected Internet, television and media streaming needs - domestic and business
Importantly you will never need to worry about your broadband capability for latest generation TV systems (4K or later on in 8K), TV and game streaming, latest generation fast PCs or Macs, Voice over Internet (VoIP) telephones and more - all through direct Ethernet cable connection or Homeplugs within the home. WIFI also is fully catered for - you will have enough WIFI bandwidth for all your latest mobile devices, even if you are a large family using many mobile devices. B4RN can be used with all your current in-home networking (Ethernet or WIFI), plus it is ideal for use with new-generation MESH WIFI systems such as those from Netgear, Linksys, BT, Tenda and Ubiquiti
What has happened so far - what will happen in future?
We began preliminary communications in June/July 2018, and we plan to launch a fully active project during the second half of 2021, subject to enough residents/businesses signing up online in August/September. We hope to finish the project by the end of 2022.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS NOW...
B4RN Community Projects are just that - they need to involve many in our town community in one way or another... Please encourage your neighbours, relatives, and friends to sign up also. The more that do - the greater the chance of success!
Below here you will find some important and useful documents to download, read, absorb, and whet your appetite...
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