Cybermoor Networks

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Cybermoor Networks Ltd (CNL) develops and owns rural fibre optic broadband networks in the North Pennines. We have fibre infrastructure around Alston, Nenthead and South Tyne Valley  to Haltwhistle.  This provides wholesale services and passive products to Internet Service Providers. CNL provides works with Quickline who supply a broadband service residents and businesses on Alston Moor and surrounding areas.  The network covers 500 properties.  More information about the trading relationship between the Cybermoor Networks and the other companies is available here.

          

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Broadband in a Box is a series of guides and policies which have been developed from the BDUK broadband pilot in 2016.  Cybermoor has provided open access to the documentation developed during the project. Our the objective is to develop a broadband-in-a-box solution (BBiaB) which could be used by other small, rural-based groups to develop their own broadband solutions.  Many such groups may be structured as a social enterprise, and sections of this guide provide information on this basis.

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Around 20 people attended the Superfast Broadband roadshow at Samuel King's School organised by Cybermoor with Connecting Cumbria. Phil Ruston from Connecting Cumbria explained numerous ways that broadband services could be used to save time and money (full details in the presentation).

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Cybermoor was one of 7 companies that delivered a pilot project for carry out for Broadband Delivery UK connecting isolated properties using social investment..  This section covers the project and has links to the relevant reports and Broadband in a Box - a guide for new community based broadband projects.   

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Community Shares

The share offer has raised investment for fibre optic broadband in the South Tyne Valley - giving residents a chance to own a part of this vital digital infrastructure. The share offer is now closed but you can read more about it in the interim report produced by BDUK. 

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Photos of work carried out on the South Tyne Broadband Project, which uses the trackbed of the old Alston-Haltwhistle railway line to deliver superfast broadband to homes and businesses along the valley.  It is one of 7 Market Test Pilots to test innovative ways of connecting the final 5% of homes in the UK.

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Cybermoor started in 2001 in response to the Government’s “Wired up Communities” initiative which aimed to connect disadvantaged communities to the internet. This was at a time when first-generation broadband was not available to remote communities and Alston Moor was selected owing to its remoteness and the distance that people had to travel to access basic services. The original funding provided computers for households, a wireless broadband network for homes and businesses and a community website.

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Our fibre network on Alston Moor covers most of Alston Town and is being extended to cover more remote areas as funding permits. We aim to work with local contractors and draw on support from the local community as much as possible to keep costs down and speed up the network roll out.

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In 2010 the Cybermoor team completed the first phase of the fibre optic network linking the town of Alston with the village of Nenthead and provides Next Generation Access (NGA*) to the primary school. Subsequent phases have connected the centre of Alston and South Tyne Valley in Northumberland.

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If you are considering a subscription to the Cybermoor fibre to the home super fast broadband service, this FAQ will hopefully answer common questions which you might have about the installation of the fibre and the equipment and about investing in Cybermoor Networks.

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This section contains more information about the the Cybermoor Networks board, rules, accounts and annual reports.

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