Update on the B4RN Community Broadband project
for Burston and Shimpling.
You will all have had an envelope containing information on the gigabit voucher scheme, an initiative by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). They have set aside a staggering £388,500 towards the build cost of the scheme for Burston, Shimpling and Gissing, but we only get this money if you sign up to the scheme. To fill in the form and register costs you nothing!
Go to www.b4rn.org.uk and follow the Get B4RN link.
It is aimed at everyone – both business and residential connections. If you have previously expressed an interest in the B4RN service, you still need to sign up to the scheme so that we can claim this Government money. If you have lost the original flyer, please contact Jane at the email below or follow the link above.
Are you interested in learning a new skill? We are now training villagers to fit house kits, splice fibre and connect properties to the B4RN community broadband. This is all done by the community for the community, we have no connection with the big telecom’s companies.
B4RN have now successfully crossed the bridge over the A140 into Thelveton, and have drilled under the river in the Moor road area in Shimpling and at Audley End. They are currently finalising the best route under the railway line into Burston.
We are ready to go –so please sign up now for this incredible community project.
If you have any questions, or want to sign up for training, please contact your Burston & Shimpling co-ordinator, Jane Fishwick, at: –