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B4RN gives birth to baby west of the M6
Monday 31 March 2014 16:57:52 by Andrew Ferguson

B4RN who are digging and delivering Gigabit fibre to the premises in a number of very rural Lancashire locations has spawned a sub-project B4YS - B4RN for Yealand, Silverdale and Storth.

It appears community meetings have been held and share investment is underway, along with chasing of landowners for wayleaves. The granting of a free wayleave for crossing private land is one of the major ways B4RN has reduced its costs with those helping to carry out £1,500 of work getting a years free subscription to B4RN too.

Overlaps and predatory complaints with BT/Lancashire County Council are not new for B4RN and with this new sub-project it is clear there will further conflict and potential for wasted public money. The landowners page gives an initial indication of the main fibre route and from looking at the BDUK/exchange information we can see that cabinet 1 in Storth (Milnthorpe exchange) and and cabinet 1 from the Arnside exchange (cab is closer to Storth than Arnside) are currently earmarked for a fibre twin via the LCC/BT project. Cabinet 6 in the south (Carnforth exchange) does not appear to have a date, but speed estimates for postcodes in Yealand that use this cabinet are in the 10 to 15 Mbps due to the distance to the cabinet. Silverdale is interesting in that it looks to be a total Exchange Only line area.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 3 years ago
Teach a man to fish?
Posted by Dixinormous over 3 years ago
I shall be watching from the right side of the Penines with interest.
Posted by ccxo over 3 years ago
Interesting to see further coverage, though with the county BDUK project enabling the nearby exchanges, will their be a demand for the B4RN product.

Posted by WWWombat over 3 years ago
Woohoo - B4RN doing what they should do - help others in the same situation.

Wonder if they're going to claim a slice of the £10m pot for the pilots for the 95%+ portin.
Posted by fibredale over 3 years ago
'scuse my igorance, but what's the significance of :- " Silverdale is interesting in that it looks to be a total Exchange Only line area."
Posted by Dixinormous over 3 years ago
No cabinets for FTTC fibredale, new copper cabinets as well as fibre would have to be built.
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