Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN), a professionally designed fibre optic network run by a dedicated local team of landowners and volunteers, and Emtelle, the global manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cabling and ducted network solutions, have celebrated the installation of five million metres of Emtelle premium ducting solutions to connect thousands of rural communities in the North of England.
With the help of Emtelle’s innovative solutions and technical support, B4RN has been successfully building its own fibre network for years. Deployments involve digging the routes, laying the fibre and splicing the fibres – and it’s not just superfast but hyperfast, bringing broadband speeds of one gigabit per second to every home.
Since 2011, B4RN and Emtelle have worked in close collaboration and earlier in September they celebrated reaching the important milestone of the supply of five million metres of Emtelle ducting solutions. The event hosted at B4RN headquarters in Melling, Lancashire, involved Emtelle presenting the B4RN team with an exclusive golden 16/12mm Emtelle duct.
Barry Forde, CEO at B4RN, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Emtelle over the past nine years. It goes without saying that its solutions are of the highest quality. From supplying five million metres of ducts to providing ongoing technical support, this strong relationship has allowed us to seamlessly connect thousands of homes and businesses across rural parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. We look forward to ramping up our network deployments to bring more outstanding broadband to more rural communities.”
Simon Wade, Sales Manager at Emtelle, said: “We are honoured to be in partnership with B4RN. Through sheer determination, it has not only brought a fit-for-purpose Internet connection to rural homes, it has built a network that would be envied by most city dwellers. Thank you to the B4RN team for the custom – here’s to the next five million metres and our ongoing prosperous relationship.”Click below to share this article