“Fast, reliable broadband is a 'must' for daily living in any rural community”
We ourselves are incredibly grateful to be within a segment of Cartmel Fell which is already very well provided for in terms of fast, reliable fibre broadband. If we were not, I am certain that we would be far noisier advocates for B4RN to come to Cartmel Fell.
Fast, reliable broadband is a 'must' for daily living in any rural community, and the pandemic and lockdown illustrates even more the necessity to have such provision.
Both our children had to work from home during the first lockdown and our daughter has been with us, working full time, for the majority of the last 14 months. She has held down her job and avoided being furloughed because she could continue to work because of our broadband connection. Without this the past 14 months would have been very different and considerably more difficult.
This, to our minds, perfectly illustrates the necessity for the rest of the Fell to benefit from B4RN broadband and is behind our support for the project over the coming months.
Matthew & Laura Martin