page provides up to date information on the B4RN installation in
Storth. If you want more information on how we reached this point in
the rollout of the network please visit Page 2
Route 1 - serves the North West
side of the village inc Arnbarrow, The Pastures, Rose Hill Gove and
parts of Storth Rd. This route is complete and live.
Route 2 - serves the North East
side of the village north of Quarry Lane. It includes Dallam Drive,
businesses on Quarry Lane and properties in Sandside. Some properties
bordering the railway cutting are live as is the Ship Inn and the Old
Quarry Warehouse. Further work will be undertaken when B4RN complete
the crossing over the railway cutting which requires a specialist
Route 3 - serves
East of Storth Rd, South of Quarry Lane. B4RN has now
installed ducts across the railway cutting from chamber ST201 and there
road crossing already in place in Quarry Lane. A new chamber has been
installed in Yans Lane opposite Old Myse (ST301) and ducting has been
laid up through the field from Quarry Lane to Yans Lane. Fibre has now been blown to this Chamber and individual properties served by it. The
chamber (ST301c) has been installed to serve the properties
north east of Yans Lane and fibre blown to individual properties. B4RN
will now send a fusing team to join up all the fibre at which point the
chambers and properties go live.
Route 4 - serves everything
West of Storth Rd, South of Green Lane. Digging
started in November 2019 on Route 4 which goes from the Old Railway
Cutting across Friar Cote field up through Waterdale towards Storth Rd and along to
Langdale Crest where the first distribution chamber was installed
Cottage. Chambers in
Close, Keasdale Road and Greenbank Ave are installed and fibre was
blown to them in Nov 2020. The
completion of this route means that most properties on the West side of
Storth Road can now get a B4RN connection although the area around Chaple Close still needs work.
Remember that this is a
community project overseen by B4RN which
is registered as a non-profit community benefit society. Funding comes
from locals buying shares in B4RN and recently from the Government
Gigabit Voucher Scheme now replaced by the Rural Gigabit Connectivity
(RGC) scheme. Most of the work in the village is
by local volunteers and the speed of deployment is totally dependent
on the number of volunteers turning out to help so please come and help.
up to date with
postings on the B4YS or Storth and Sandside Facebook pages.
here or here
or scroll down to see this weeks work schedule, pictures from the
digging team and a progress schematic.