B4RN gives birth to baby west of the M6
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.