Theft of copper cabling is almost a weekly occurrence in some part of the UK and B4RN with its full fibre FTTP roll-out in parts of rural Lancashire was hoping to avoid this, but it seems someone decided that the hardware they use when building the network was worth stealing.
B4RN is reporting that a locked trailer was broken into on the night of the 4th December and a compressor, a generator, a transformer and a fibre optic cable blowing machine where stolen.
The theft has resulted in a minor blip in the roll-out as the community has loaned money to buy replacement kit and Emtelle is loaning some equipment. Which means the network build is back on track.
Details of which Police Station to contact with any information about the theft or that may lead to recovery of the equipment can be found on the B4RN website.