Europe’s Fastest Rural Broadband Network? British Farmers Are Digging It

April 6, 2014 3:05 pm

WHO has the fastest internet connection speeds in Europe? At country level it is the Dutch, with the fastest average speeds of 22Mbps, according to network analyst Akamai’s new State of the Internet report. But are there any continentals outperforming a small farming community in England’s rural northwest county of Lancashire, whose fibre-to-the-home network,Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN), runs at speeds in excess of 1,000Mbps? Yes, a Gigabit per second. While most commercial ISPs talk about ‘superfast broadband’, the folks at B4RN are ‘hyperfast broadband enabled’. And what makes that status even more satisfying is that they, the local...