Since New Year the re-emergence of the Covid virus, and the wet weather, has put a temporary stop on our group activities but we have been able to continue with Covid compliant tasks such as discussing Wayleaves with property owners and planning routes.
We are pleased to say that we have got the “green light” from B4RN for the Sycamore Close - Summerlands - Stainton link and B4RN contractors have started work on parts of that already. They will also work at the Dove Nest Lane crossroads and Low Park Lane where road crossings are needed.
Frequently we are asked “when are you going to get to us” and the answer is that one of the key factors in determining where and when we can push the roll out is how many people have told B4RN they are interested in receiving the service.
How can you do this? - by registering your interest - go to www.b4rn.org.uk/postcode-checker and follow the instructions on there. More information if you need it at on the Service Request tab above. Although this is called a Service Request you will NOT be committing yourself at this stage. It is IMPORTANT that you register before 31st March and, if you are eligible, register as a business. This is to help maximise potential government funding for our project.
One of the learning points from this dreadful pandemic is the importance of fast, secure, reliable broadband for rural communities such as ours - not just for businesses or those working from home but for domestic properties wanting to download films, stream Netflix or let the kids use their X-boxes.