B4RNorfolk is all about community, and we need community support in every area we expand into. This comes in the form of investors, local volunteers and supportive landowners. Communities have so much to gain; not only faster broadband for families, schools and businesses but also a provider that cares about service to its customers and returns all its profits to the community!
B4RNorfolk is proposed to be non-profit ‘community benefit’ society. Its running costs are easily sustained and as a community benefit society, its profits can only be distributed to the community. Projects like village hall refurbishments, community group trips or protected wildlife areas will all be able to apply to B4RNorwich for grant assistance.
In recent decades rural areas have suffered from a reduced number of job opportunities, but reliable high speed Internet gives businesses and homeworkers in our communities an advantage. We love the idea that this can lead to more job opportunities so young people don’t have to move away! More young families mean better support for local schools, post offices, village shops… altogether a more sustainable community.
Although B4RNorfolk will be founded wholly by volunteers in its first years, to ensure we retain long term knowledge, professionalism and stability we plan to employ our own core technical and office staff in latter years. These will be local jobs largely taken by local people who will have already proved their ability and commitment. As B4RNorfolk grows, we intend to create more jobs throughout the B4RNorfolk area.
Places of worship are all offered a basic B4RNorfolk service for free. Small village schools on the other hand which can be very heavy users will not only benefit from our fast, unlimited service, but will still only be charged a standard £25 + VAT/month… far cheaper than any other provider. Village Halls also benefit when they volunteer to host one of our cabinets, for which they receive free service forever!