B4RN 4 HALTON
Offering you the opportunity to receive 1,000Mbps Fibre To The Home broadband, delivered by the community
B4RN 4 Halton now have their own website just follow this link -> B4RN 4 Halton Website
Please register your interest.
From here you can find out much more about this community driven fibre to the home service.
The community of Halton are invited to:
Invest in Shares
Every community’s core investment is made up of shares, the value of which can be ring-fenced for supporting the build-out in their area. The shares are an investment, not only do they support the project in that community, but they have tax advantages and will pay a good return. For full details please see the shareholder prospectus on the Resources page.
- Minimum shareholding £100 / maximum £100,000.
- All shareholders are members of B4RN. One member one vote.
- Shares must be held for a minimum of 3 years.
- Individual investors can claim 30% tax relief (HMRC Enterprise Investment Scheme).
- After year 3, interest of 5% can be paid out or reinvested.
- Some shareholders choose to invest £1,500 and claim free connection worth £150.
- Shares can only ever be sold back to B4RN at the same price you invested at – £1 each.
Get your home ‘B4RN Ready’
Even if hyperfast fibre to the home broadband is not your cup of tea, there are still very good reasons to get your home ready for the service.
- Increase the value & desirability of your home.
- Make provisions for your home, just in case you may require the B4RN service in the future.
- All for the one-off connection charge of £150.
Hyperfast B4RN Service
At 1000Mbps (1Gbps) our standard gigabit service is hundreds of times faster than our average competitor. This means that every member of your household or business can use fast broadband simultaneously without frustration. Not many people need 1Gbps broadband just now, but you can rest assured B4RN will be able to exploit whatever the Internet requires, well into the future. You can even have an upgrade to 10Gbps but we’ve yet to find anyone who would know what to do with that!
B4RN broadband offers unlimited bandwidth (the amount you can download or upload) whereas other broadband providers often impose a limit and charge extra if you use too much. This is great for bandwidth hungry use such as streaming Radio, TV and films on services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix.
Unlike slower ‘superfast’ broadband providers we don’t use any overhead copper landlines – all our ducts are buried. Water ingress doesn’t affect our fibre and nor do high winds. So next time there’s a storm you don’t need to worry about losing your connection!
No one in our area can offer a service anything like B4RN. Even slower ‘superfast’ broadband providers struggle to offer prices that match ours because they still require you to pay line rental. Once you have B4RN installed, you can dispense with your landline and use your B4RN connection for an Internet based telephone service (third party call charges apply).
We don’t have 24 hour call centres all over the world, but we do keep office hours in Melling with caring, knowledgeable staff (techdesk tel: 01524 238499). Our own technical teams who build and support the entire network have a next-day response policy for anyone with connection failure. In addition, we have a support contract with specialists TNP who respond to core network issues 24/7.
Register your interest for a B4RN service and a local champion will contact you soon.