As part of International Gimme Fibre Day next Tuesday, 4th November, Cybermoor is organising a range of events in conjunction with local partners to promote the benefits of fibre broadband. Throughout the day there will be lots of different things going on demonstrating fibre broadband and how it can make everyday online activities easier.

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People all over the world celebrate Gimme Fibre Day on 4 November! This annual event was created by the Fibre To The Home Council Global Alliance to celebrate the only future-proof broadband access solution and showcase how fibre has positively impacted communities across the world.

4 November is the birth date of Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Kuen Kao, the man who changed the way the world communicates and was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication”.


Alston & Gimme Fibre day

Cybermoor is organising events around Alston on Gimme Fibre day with these themes:

  • Catching up with what broadband services are available from Cybermoor.
  • Understanding broadband can be used to support health and social care.
  • Learning how others are using fibre broadband.
  • Explaining expansion plans




Test drive fibre broadband – members of the   Cybermoor   team will be around the Market Cross and Town Hall Exhibition space  with live demonstrations.

Jenny & Yvonne, Cybermoor

Town Hall Exhibition Space / Market Cross

10am – 3pm

Getting to Grips with Google+
[need to book, see below for how]

Justin Grammer of
PS Business Matters

Alston Town Hall


Knit and Knatter – from wool fibre to fibre  optics

Daniel, Cybermoor and Jane & Lynne, Local Links

Local Links Alston Town Hall


Sing along for kids and parents – how fibre  broadband can support kids’ activities

Daniel, Cybermoor and Jane & Lynne, Local Links

Local Links Alston Town Hall


PhysioDom – helping elderly people stay fit and healthy   through diet and exercise at the Pensioner's Lunch

Daniel, Cybermoor

Cumberland Hotel, Townfoot


Reading Group – getting more out of books on the internet with fibre

Daniel, Cybermoor & Lynne, Local Links

Local Links Alston Town Hall


New support for Carers with the BREATHE project

Sue, Cybermoor

Grisedale Croft


Business Fibre – understand how fibre can boost your   business

John Nelmes of
Big Cumbria

Town Hall Exhibition Space



More about the sessions

Getting to Grips with Google+

Google+ combines the sharing ability of Facebook, the open following of Twitter and the search engine optimisation benefits of Google.

The workshop is organised as part of the Alston Moor Partnership's & Nenthead Chapel project's support for social media training and will be delivered by marketing specialist Justin Grammer of PS Business Matters. The workshop is free to attend and aimed at local people who want to use social media to support and promote their businesses, organisations or community groups, rather than for personal use.                                                         

To book a place on the workshop, please contact Alston Local Links, either in person or telephone on 382244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Refreshments will be provided, but bring your own lunch and laptop/tablet. 

Knit and Knatter

From wool fibre to fibre optics, looking at how fibre broadband can help your knitting…….

Sing Along

A chance to see how fibre can boost your broadband and a look at some of the best websites for toddlers.

PhysioDom at the Pensioners Lunch

Find out how the PhysioDom system provides support with diet and exercise helping you stay fit and healthy.

Reading Group

How to get more out of books on the internet with fibre broadband.

Support for Carers

Carers are under more and more pressure looking after elderly relatives and friends and the BREATHE system can help.  See a live demonstration of the equipment setup in the independent living flat in Grisedale, which provides information from:

  • sensors in the home of your relative so you can see if they are OK
  • a live view of your relative’s home to make sure everything is OK
  • changes in activity of your relative over time.
Fibre for your Business

Understand how fibre can boost your business with John Nelmes of Big Cumbria.

Test drive fibre

See how much easier it is to work on fibre with amazing upload and download speeds compared to standard broadband. Cybermoor staff will be available at the Market Cross and Town Hall Exhibition space to demonstrate the speeds available from Cybermoor fibre.

Alston's Gimme Fibre event is organised by Cybermoor. If you would like to find out more, please call 01434 382808 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.