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Show your love at Valentines Day device demo run by B4rn

If you live in Lancashire and are within easy reach of Arkholme and want to see what all the fuss is about with regards to Gigabit broadband and what difference it makes to various Internet enabled devices, then going along to the B4rn Connect Bring Your Own Device Demonstration Day on February 14th may be the perfect way to spend a Thursday afternoon or evening.

The village hall in Arkholme is the venue with the doors opening at 1pm and as well as planned demonstrations there will be tea and biscuits and for those curious to find out what difference the Gigabit fibre project will make to streaming video services like Netflix and Lovefilm.

The B4rn project is now live in Arkholme, following on from the original roll-out in Quernmore and should once the initial phase is complete serve some 1,400 properties spread over a 243kmkm area with a Gigabit service that costs £30 per month and a £150 connection fee.


"up to 1 Gbit/s", surely (see speedtest on linked page).

  • herdwick
  • over 8 years ago

We are trying hard to find somewhere to deliver us a gig Phil! and to find kit good enough to use it. Hopefully Blackbox will have something superduper to try, and we're teaming up with Kansas who we are talking to because they have the same problem! When most servers only dish out at sub gigabit speeds its hard to get the full gig - we could fudge a speedtest just for show but we don't want to do anything unless its totally honest... we got an 850 Mbps speedtest at Quernmore in December from a visitors fancy laptop...

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 8 years ago

Hey all. This is exciting news. I represent the Kansas City Startup Village which has Internet powered by Google Fiber. We're fully up and running at 1Gbps. Please reach out if you're interested in connecting with us.

Gigabit connected cities/areas are no doubt the way of the future. We're in the innovation phase of this technology, and if we work together we can pave the way for how this technology can and will be put to use.


  • Seppo
  • over 8 years ago

Thanks Seppo! Looking forward to working with you at the future gigabit city village, from your friends at the gigabit rural villages starting up across the pond.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 8 years ago

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