Want to hear from people nearby who are already on B4RN? OK then!
"We have been connected to B4RN for several weeks now, following an enjoyable period of volunteering with our team in Crosthwaite. Our involvement was very willingly given following repeated statements from BT/Openreach that there were no plans to supply fibre to our property in the foreseeable future. In no way can our location be defined as remote or difficult to access, being alongside the A5074, but we were deemed to be not financially viable.
From a standing start in August last year wayleaves were secured to bring B4RN’s gigabit fibre service up the Valley from Gilpin Bridge to our distribution cabinet at the Memorial Hall in the village centre, ducting was installed largely by contractor and our domestic service went live at the end of May – a fantastic community achievement!
What a transformation – Facetime video calls with the grandchildren no longer drop out, films can be downloaded without limit in an instant without buffering and, because we have connected our PC’s to the router by ethernet cable, we have remarkable web searching and email capabilities. Coupled with the ethernet connections we have installed a mesh system to distribute the signal by WiFi around the house and its immediate surroundings so that mobile devices have capabilities previously only imagined and much better than our city living children!
Shortly we will be transferring our landline, retaining our number, to a VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system allowing us to totally sever connections with BT.
As one of the first connections in Crosthwaite to go live we were selected for a random independent audit to confirm that B4RN are delivering promised speeds and yes, they are .Download and upload speeds at the router are consistently in excess of 900Mb/s and even at the extremes of WiFi, through stone walls, speeds of about half this are achieved – far in excess of BT or any other offerings.
In conclusion we are very well pleased with the entire B4RN package and, as an investor, feel proud to be part of the success story for our village."
Martin Casson, Crosthwaite
“ I have received B4RN into my house in the last month. I cannot praise the team high enough. They worked tirelessly digging up roads and finding a route into the best corner of my house to maximise the signal. No mess. The result is an extremely fast broadband. I couldn’t be more pleased. “
Mrs S - Levens
"B4RN is the future.
No other provider can compare in terms of speed and cost. Even when a farmer puts a plough through the duct, the speed with which B4RN repairs the service is amazing because their automatic switch gear sends the signals by a different route.
The speed is 1000GBS to the home router but as use of the internet increases in future the speed can be increased to 10,000GBS (and even 100,000) with no problems; it is future proof.
Even if a household does not use the internet, it should get the service duct to the home to provide for the future while the government vouchers are available.
Getting B4RN will enhance the value of the house."
Mr R. - Old Hutton