The iNorthumberland programme is being delivered by Northumberland County Council. The programme is funded by Department for Culture Media and Sport via BDUK, Northumberland County Council and BT. Previous phases of the roll out received additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Defra’s Rural Community Broadband Fund .
The first phase of the programme saw fibre broadband delivered to around 90% of homes and businesses in Northumberland by December 2015. The second phase of the programme aims to bring this to 95% by the end of 2017.
The programme team is also working with other suppliers to offer improved broadband speeds to those residents and businesses that are not included in the fibre roll out plan at this stage.