Mole Ploughing Community Fibre Video

We met up with Peter Dodd who has been working hard on B4AV - Community Broadband for the Allen Valleys project for a while now. And saw some of our first mole ploughing - then we made a video with all of the relevant info in it people have been asking us about locally! This is for all Farmers, Land Owners and people who think building a gigabit full fibre network is complicated! Mind its easier with an veteran laying it, and…

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Progress Report – November 2019

Last week we had a really positive visit from Barry Forde, the CEO of B4RN and David Ryall who came up to visit us for the afternoon. Our first meeting was with iNorthumberland who felt they might also be able to help fund the project, hopefully more details will come in the future from their end.   We then had a very constructive meeting with representatives from the Ray Wind Fund Community Interest Company (CIC) who continue to offer support to the project…

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B4NTR Benefits…

Checkout our new information sheet detailing why B4NTR is better than other services. Click HERE to download the PDF file, then Print and Share with your neighbours! People sometimes ask why we do we really need 1000 Mbps... A quick Calculation showing now and future estimates of recommended download speeds: BBC 4K @ 30 fps = 40 Mbps4K Bluray stream @ 30 fps = 100 MbpsBBC 8K @ 30fps =~160 Mbps (estimated)BBC 8K @ 120fps (HFR) =~640Mbps (estimated)Virtual Reality Ideal Streaming -…

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B4NTR Volunteer Taining Day!

As previously mentioned, David Ryall from B4RN will be back on the evening of Monday 7th October at Birtley Village Hall to hold the first session of volunteer training.  Anyone who is interested in making this project happen would be very welcome to attend. At present we need people willing to walk the proposed routes and make sure they are suitable, alongside working with the land owners to make sure we plan the best ways to cross their land. It’s detailed work and there are many…

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