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.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx