PLEDGE TO INVEST
Help build the network faster and invest in our local B4RN project.
B4RN currently paying around 5% PA return on investment.
Volunteers are route walking and organising wayleaves for the fibre ducting.
If you are a land owner and would like to discuss the wayleaves or request a wayleave map please get in touch.
We are continuing to encourage people to sign up to make sure they don't miss the opportunity to connect their property to fibre internet. As we plan the B4RN route it is important to make sure no one is left out.
PREPARING DIG & FIX
We are recruiting people and gathering equipment for the team that will help with dig and fix of B4RN equipment on your property.
Welcome to B4RN for Crook where we are working hard to bring local homes and businesses world class broadband.
Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN - known as "Barn") is a professional internet service provider working with the local community to bring full fibre connectivity to the whole area.
Set up as a non-profit Community Benefit Society, it is owned by the community and any profit B4RN makes can only be fed back to the community.
B4RN aims to keep prices low - £30 a month for domestic users. It gives everyone in the community the chance of a hyperfast fibre optic connection - not just those in easy to reach areas.
The 1000 Mbps service means no more buffering, however many devices you are using!
There are a number of ways you can get involved and help bring this hyperfast broadband to Crook sooner.
If you live in this area you could get hyperfast internet
& DON'T MISS OUT ON CONNECTING TO FIBRE INTERNET
You can now sign up for the B4RN Service in our area.
All you need is the following:
> Your Postcode (for the service checker)
> Your Name & Address
> Your current speed (there's a test link on the form)
And, if you are signing up as a Business:
> Company number
> Unique Tax ID.
PLEDGE TO INVEST
& HELP BUILD THE NETWORK FASTER
Help enable your local gigabit full fibre broadband network build by investing in Broadband for the Rural North
Invest between £100 and £100,000.
Invest £1500 in a single transaction before you go live and your £150 connection fee is waived.
For each additional £1500 invested you can donate a connection fee to another B4RN subscriber (to a maximum of 4 connections per investor).
Shares are held for a minimum 3 years and currently attract a 5% annual interest rate.
Full details at: b4rn.org.uk/b4rn-shares-prospectus
If you have any questions on the share prospectus please call B4RN on 01524 555887 or email email@example.com
TOGETHER WE WILL FUTURE PROOF OUR COMMUNITY FASTER
INVEST: HOW TO APPLY
2. Print and fill out the form (You can ask for your investment to be linked to your local project)
3. Post your signed form to B4RN, Station Yard, Melling, Carnforth, LA6 2QY
Pledging? If you would like to make a pledge to invest (with payment delayed until your local project goes ahead), please instead send a digital copy of your form to firstname.lastname@example.org and do not send any funds at this stage.
"I have been able to get a return on my money whilst helping the community to
bring this service to the village school and, ultimately, to the rest of the community."
- B4RN Investor
B4RN Community Benefit Society is regulated by the FCA (Mutuals registration number 31352R)
There are risks associated with buying B4RN shares as they are withdrawable only and this is subject to the Society’s financial position and the decision of the directors. You may feel it appropriate to take professional advice.
GIGABIT VOUCHER SCHEME
GIGABIT VOUCHER SCHEME REOPENED FOR CROOK
Have you signed up yet?
"NO" - now is a great time to sign up and take advantage of this available funding to get some of the world's fastest internet.
"YES" - please look out for an email from the DCMS asking you to validate your voucher for B4RN to be able to connect your property up to the service.
SIGN A WAYLEAVE
& HELP FIBRE REACH ALL PARTS OF THE AREA
B4RN fibre ducting is 16 mm in diameter and where practicable is buried using a minimum-disturbance, mole-plough device, about 45cm deep.
The wayleave mapping has been worked out on the basis of maximising a ‘soft’ dig route, avoiding utility services, water supplies, drainage and in consultation with the neighbouring farming community.
Our volunteers are route walking and organising wayleaves for the fibre ducting at the moment.
If you are a land owner and would like to discuss any wayleave questions, arrange a visit or simply have a map drawn up please get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
WHY HAVE HYPERFAST BROADBAND?
As the world becomes more tech-driven with more products, services and content being accessed and delivered online, the demands of a good internet connection dramatically increase. With hyperfast broadband rural areas won't be left behind.
Future proof your property so that you can:
Work remotely from home
Stay connected with friends & family via video
Stream your entertainment including, TV , Films, gaming etc;
Be ready for Virtual Reality and 8K TV - home entertainment of the future
Replace your telephone line with VOIP services
No more worries about how many other members of the household are using bandwidth
Add to the value of your property
Gigabit speeds with B4RN as your provider
JOIN OUR NEWS UPDATES
We will be sending out updates at key stages during the Crook B4RN project. So you don't miss out please make sure you are on the list by completing this signup form.
Please note, if you have already completed our Expression of Interest or GetB4RN forms you are already on our News Updates list.