Find out about the iNorthumberland programme, which is being delivered by the council.
We want to make Northumberland a place that attracts new business, helps enterprise flourish and gives everyone the opportunity to make the most of the latest technology.
We are committed to ensuring the economic and social benefits of modern digital communications are accessible to all of our people – to those in our remote, rural communities as well as our major urban centres.
Northumberland is a largely rural county with many people living in remote locations.
The iNorthumberland programme
The first phase of the iNorthumberland programme, to be completed by December 2015, is bringing superfast broadband (download speeds of 24 Mbps or above) to about 43,000 homes and businesses in Northumberland that were not part of BT’s commercially funded roll out.
A further 13,000 properties will be connected to a fibre structure and, although not receiving superfast speeds, could see a significant uplift in speed. The county’s enterprise zones are a key priority as superfast broadband will help local businesses to become more competitive.
Northumberland County Council has allocated additional funding to extend the coverage of superfast broadband beyond the current plans. Further information will be made available in due course.
Funding for iNorthumberland
The programme is funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport via BDUK, Northumberland County Council, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Defra’s Rural Community Broadband Fund and BT.
Internet access and Digital support in Northumberland
INorthumberland have created an interactive map which can show you where you can:
- use access computers to connect to the internet for free
- get Digital Support to help you to get online and learn some basic online skills
- get Digital Support +, for specific digital support, for example to assist you with online job searches and online applications
- find out about Code Club, a nationwide after-schools programme run by volunteers which has helped thousands of children learn the basics of computer programming.
The map can be found here
The information provided here is publicly available and accurate to the best of our knowledge. If you are aware of any inaccuracies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to include your organisation on Northumberland’s digital support map, please complete the form found at the bottom of this page