The government has imposed a deadline on rural fibre providers. If we want to get 1 gigabit broadband to every home in Hawkshead and Claife parishes, we need at least 160 households to sign up by 10th September! That is VERY short notice.
Previously you may have filled in the ‘expression of interest’ form. This is different. We’re now asking everyone to fill in the application form. This allows B4RN to access the government grants it needs to embark on infrastructure for the project. NB THIS DOES NOT TIE YOU INTO ANYTHING. It just means that IF AND WHEN the service is completed, then you will take it for a minimum of one month.
So it’s now or never. If enough of us sign up, then we will get it. If not, then we’ll be waiting up to a decade for BT, and even then not all of us will get it. (AND it’ll be more expensive.)
B4RN still allows you to have BTSport, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and you can even run your phone line off it.
So please fill in this form now. https://b4rn.org.uk/postcode-checker.
1. Put in your postcode and click ‘CHECK’
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill in the form
3. (If you don’t have a street name just put ‘no name street’ in that box.)
4. Click the black ‘Submit Voucher Request’ button.
And that’s it!
IT’S URGENT: THE GOVERNMENT HAS RECENTLY DECIDED THAT GRANT APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE IN BY 10TH SEPTEMBER.