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Broadband in the Villages | Chris Conder | TEDxKazimierz
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Added Aug 4, 2016
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Chris Conder talks about B4RN and how they are transforming broadband access in rural Britain.

Chris lives in the Lune Valley​, (a rural area in Lancashire UK​) and is ​a farmer’s wife, mother of two daughters and a son, and grandmother to 7 beautiful granddaughters. She has been involved with the community in many roles over the years; for instance school governor and chair of Wray Endowed School during the eighties and early nineties and more recently supporter of a number of rural broadband projects. In 2002 she began campaigning for rural broadband and over the next few years helped establish a wireless mesh network around Wray and a satellite network for rural farms. A founder member of Wray Com Com in 2003 and Wennet CIC in 2005​, both of which projects have since become part of the world famous B4RN community fibre network​. She is a pioneer of self installation fibre and a regular speaker at broadband events on the topic of rural broadband and DIY fibre build. She was awarded an MBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours​ for her volunteer work with the community.

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