Rural Advocate Visit Cybermoor Impact

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  • 1. RURAL ADVOCATE VISIT
  • 2. DAY 2- BANDWIDTH LEAD RURAL REGENERATION Impact of Cybermoor  The business case for rural broadband  e-health - Alston Hospital  Coffee  Lessons from Cybermoor  National Context 
  • 3. EVALUATING CYBERMOOR Action Research  Academic partners  Students  Consultants  Project reporting  Performance monitoring 
  • 4. IMPACT Community impact  Economic impact  Education impact 
  • 5. ECONOMIC 25% use PCs to work from home – 7.4% national  average 26 jobs created  Economic value to Alston is over £300K  SMEs supported with e-commerce, website  design and general advice
  • 6. EDUCATION Two thirds of adult population improve their ICT  use
  • 7. SUMMARY IMPACTS OF New jobs created  Inward investment as businesses move in  Basic ICT skills embedded in the community  Better performance by schools  Better use of community resources 
  • 8. THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE Lowest wages in the UK  High cost of delivering broadband  “Middle mile” bandwidth costs  £10 /Mb / month in Manchester  £266 /Mb / month in Alston  Low propensity to take up technology 
  • 9. ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY
  • 10. PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
  • 11. FEEDBACK
  • 12. DECISION MAKING Members of the community were asked to choose and prioritise 5 out of a total of 18 identified schemes.
  • 13. SUMMARY Bandwidth lead regeneration delivers benefits  across the community Innovative use of technology  Delivers better public services to people  Economic impacts –money stays local  BUT Barriers to further development can only be  supported by government