October 1st, 2019
We have the pleasure of announcing that the B4RN cabinet in Burton is live as of today and Burton Morewood School has received a free 1000 Megabits per second connection. This marks the completion of Phase One of our project to deliver a Gigabit connection to our village.
We would like to thank all the people who have made this vision a reality, there are too many to name in an individual email but include the landowners who kindly gave permission for the connection to pass across their land; the people who invested to allow us to build the infrastructure; the people who gave up their time to dig the core route and local connections in; the people at B4RN who have supported & facilitated this community project; the people in the village who have championed our cause and gone door to door for expressions of interest; the B4RN champions from other villages in particular Silverdale who have given expert help, advice and time with us to keep our project on track.
Now that Phase One of our project is complete we don’t want to rest our spades and conduit, this is a real opportunity to deliver a world class internet service to our whole parish. We have a strategy on how we would like to achieve this and would like to share it with you at a community meeting shortly. We will also demonstrate the technology to you.
We have successfully attained a Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) package for our parish from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and this will significantly reduce the cost of installation, allowing residents and businesses to receive vouchers on connection to the B4RN service.
We still need investment in this project so please visit the following www.b4rn.org.uk/invest. B4RN are currently paying 5% interest per year on investments held for three years. Alternatively investment forms are available in the Village Store or by contacting B4RN directly on 01524 555 887.
Once again, thank you for your continued support in this project and we are looking forward to connecting many more establishments in Burton.
Mike Iddon & Martin Sansby
Burton-in-Kendal B4RN Champions.