Hyper-fast internet in Levens
Goodbye 2Mbps*. Hello 1000Mbps!
Slow internet connections will soon be a thing of the past in our village.
1000Mbps may seem a lot today, but once you experience it you'll not want to go back!
Updates & notices
As of 12th September 2021 there are 180 households connected to B4RN in Levens. Will you be next?
Welcome to the Levens B4RN project
Making hyper-fast internet connections available in Levens is a community project spearheaded by a local group of volunteers. Their aim is to achieve a village-wide rollout of B4RN's gigabit internet connections to future-proof villagers' online experience.
B4RN (Broadband for  the Rural North) is a professionally designed fibre optic broadband network. They are a registered non-profit community benefit society and offer 1000Mbps FTTP (fibre to the property) broadband to every property in their coverage area costing households just £30 per month.
Thank you Levens Village Charity
To recognise the hours of time and effort put in by our small team of volunteers over the past 5 years we ask all those going live to consider making a donation to Levens Village Charity.
Without the support of Levens Village Charity, via grant funding, which enabled the Levens B4RN project to purchase items such as a printer and consumables, produce publicity material, purchase tools for groundworks, etc., we would not have been able to reach the stage we are now in the project.
Our suggested minimum donation is £50. Any larger amounts will be gratefully received by the charity. Donations are possible via JustGiving (below, recommended) or by printing and following the instructions on the donation form.
Route progress + do you know which route you are on?
Starting in early 2021, the rollout of B4RN continues in earnest in Levens. Some properties will have infrastructure installed via surrounding fields, but in more central areas B4RN will employ a trenching technique through pavements, verges, and roads, using defined routes that will make an FTTP (fibre to the property) broadband connection possible to every resident in the village.
Each route has a designated Levens village volunteer coordinator who has taken on the task of liaising with each household who has signed up. It is the household's responsibility to install ducting from the boundary into their house. The coordinator will advise you on what is required to achieve this.
Behind the scenes
Since 2016, there have been a phenomenal amount of volunteer hours dedicated to the project to make it a reality. Here's a short, interactive timeline of the key points along the Levens B4RN project timeline to date.
What else do I need to know?
The team have put together a bespoke selection of helpful documentation that should answer any further questions you have.
If you are still scratching your head and can't find an answer to your question, please do not hesitate to get in touch.