Rural Advocate Visit Cybermoor Story

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  • 1. RURAL ADVOCATE VISIT
  • 2. INTRODUCTION Monday pm  Overview  How it works / How it benefits citizens  Managing rural broadband projects  Tuesday am  Impacts  Business case  National context 
  • 3. WHY CYBERMOOR? UK’s 1st rural broadband co-operative  Founder member of Community Broadband  Network Strategic view of international broadband policy  across via work in EU / USA Day to day delivery of ICT services in England’s  sparsely populated Parish Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise  Ambassador
  • 4. AFTERNOON PROGRAMME Story of Cybermoor  2pm visit to:  Simon Garlick – homeworker  Educational pursuits centre  Potter  Practical issues running a rural broadband service 
  • 5. ALSTON
  • 6. 2001
  • 7. 2002
  • 8. 2002
  • 9. 2004
  • 10. 2005
  • 11. 2006
  • 12. 2007
  • 13. 2008
  • 14. 2009
  • 15. 2010 DISASTER RECOVERY Within a 2 hour drive of Alston  8 million people  15 cities  1000s of businesses  Target: Small to medium sized professional firms  Essential they have ready access to their  customer’s data Too small to have their own stand-by office 
  • 16. PLAN Base the centre in Nenthead  Identify partner with market credibility  High speed broadband back-up of customers’ data  Database structured for remote customer login  Fitted out offices and meeting rooms for key personnel  Used as a training centre in normal times  Customers pay a small annual membership fee  Cost of actual use included within their ‘loss-of-business’  insurance