B4RN – High speed broadband in Lowick

Lowick Parish and the wider South Lakes region have an opportunity to acquire a new high speed broadband service bringing fibre directly to your home and even in rurally isolated locations at a highly affordable cost!

Many of you will already have heard of hugely successful B4RN fibre installations to remote areas nearby in the local press.

The large majority of rural households and businesses in this area find themselves excluded from high speed Broadband and instead have to rely on a much slower and far less reliable service distributed using ancient telegraph poles. Some, living closer to local exchanges, are receiving a modest service (around 30Mb) but anyone who is receiving less than 100mb (we think that’s everyone!) should consider an interest here.

Working with B4RN, and being actively promoted by our District and Parish Councillors, all of us now have an opportunity to “register an interest” in a new broadband service that will match or exceed the speeds and capabilities of city centres!

Our digital future

The base speed being offered to us is a phenomenal 1000Mb – 1Gb/s. It’s entirely independent of your existing services – you could even have both!

Even if you already have acceptable broadband then we would still ask you to consider obtaining better to support forthcoming online developments and prepare for the emerging digital future and not getting left further behind. Home tuition during lockdown, working from home, streaming services and emerging services will all benefit from higher speed and reduced latency.

Register your interest

At this early project stage the Parish Council asks you to consider registering your interest here –
https://b4rn.org.uk/b4rn-service/register-an-interest/
Click + adjacent to North West and then click on Lowick in the list.

This is in no way any form of a commitment. And if you are a business, and that includes simply working at home, please register as a commercial business where Government support will subsidise this new service with one or both of the broadband voucher schemes that are operating right now.

Who are B4RN?

B4RN have a fantastic track record of delighted customers all over the North West of England and all the information about this well tried and tested solution is here on their website – www.b4rn.org.uk.

Local coordinator

If you have any specific questions our local coordinator Cllr. Simon Bailey is available via the Parish Council and will provide answers directly – contact him at lowickpc@outlook.com email subject B4RN Broadband please.