SUPERFAST BROADBAND IS NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTHUMBERLAND
FOR WORK OR PLAY - CONNECT TODAY
Superfast broadband services are now available to over 90% of properties in the Northumberland with coverage expected to reach 95% by the end of 2017. Over 78% of people look for wi-fi availability when choosing holiday accommodation and they expect to have access to the same services they have at home. To find out if it is available to your property use the Availability Checker on iNorthumberland's website: www.inorthumberland.org.uk/availability
Why do I need superfast broadband?
Superfast broadband opens up a whole new world of cutting-edge software and applications which connect you with people all over the world. Whether you use the internet for business or leisure superfast broadband will make your online life easier and more efficient.
Traditional broadband struggles to cope with simultaneous demands. Connection to superfast broadband means that web pages load faster, streaming of music or video starts more quickly and you can say goodbye to timeouts and buffering. If you have a business it can reduce your marketing costs, grow your existing market, help you remain competitive and increase your security.
Benefits for Business
Upload and download faster
Keep your data safe and access it anywhere
Have a better website and digital presence
Promote special offers on Facebook and Twitter
Save staff time with more efficient working
Offer good wi-fi to your customers
How much does it cost?
The cost of superfast broadband depends on different factors such as the speed you want, the amount of data you will use and whether you are part way through a contract. Feedback from residents and businesses throughout the county has been that many have upgraded without paying more. Providers have new offers all the time so to help people understand which deals and offers are available we have teamed up with price comparison experts Cable. Simply go to www.inorthumberland.org.uk/deals and enter your details to see the latest offers for your area.
How do I upgrade my connection?
Faster speeds do not happen automatically. To benefit you need to contact an internet provider of your choice to upgrade.
What if it is not yet available?
If your property is one of those that cannot order a superfast broadband package there are still options available to you:
- Further fibre rollout in 2018 will extend the coverage of superfast broadband beyond 95%. Complete the form on our website www.inorthumberland.org.uk/pledge and if it becomes available in your area we will let you know.
- Virgin Media is looking to expand its existing coverage into Northumberland for the first time and you may wish to register an interest in Virgin Media’s services by completing the form at www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet
- An increasing number of communities are looking at community fibre partnerships to bring superfast broadband into their area. Where the costs are too high for public funds alone to fund the fibre rollout, securing additional funding or undertaking self dig could make the difference. More information is available at www.communityfibre.bt.com
- Alternatively you may be interested in looking at satellite or wireless broadband options to improve your speed. There may be financial support for some of these services. Further information is available at www.inorthumberland.org.uk/basic-broadband
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