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Theft hits B4RN as equipment stolen
Tuesday 10 December 2013 09:57:31 by Andrew Ferguson

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.


Posted by herdwick over 3 years ago
How long before they blame "the incumbent" LOL
Posted by chris6273 over 3 years ago
Was the equipment not insured if it was of a high value?
Posted by Somerset over 3 years ago
B4RN say 'B4RN is fully insured for all operatives and equipment'
Posted by KarlAustin over 3 years ago
Insured or not, it takes time to replace.
Posted by Yorkie71 over 3 years ago
The link in the post gives full details. All insured. And yes, it would take time to replace, however the community and suppliers have stepped up and work continues.
Posted by Dixinormous over 3 years ago
Criminal copper cabal calamity.
Posted by otester over 3 years ago
If they just stuck to stealing the copper they'd be doing the community a favour.
Posted by francisuk20 over 3 years ago

haha! :)
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