B4RN project reaches 1,000th property

Wednesday, May 27th 2015
Impressive progress is being made as part of the ongoing B4RN project.
B4RN project reaches 1,000th property
The ongoing Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) project has now achieved the impressive milestone of providing superfast broadband for its 1,000th property.

Offering download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, the superfast broadband infrastructure being put in place by B4RN is paid for by local community fundraising and aims to provide superfast connections to those areas not currently covered under government broadband rollout plans.

Project leader and University of Lancashire Professor Barry Forde told ISPReview: "Whenever we do a parish it always triggers interest from the next one and they form a group to pick up the challenge. They then have to commit to raising the material cash and/or digging costs depending on how they want to work it."

The project is now targeting the rollout of superfast broadband services to at least 2,000 homes and businesses by the end of the year - a goal Professor Forde believes is eminently achievable.

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