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Northumberland County Council has started a push for £7 million government broadband funding with its iNorthumberland campaign.

The council is seeking local views to include in its Local Broadband Plan which hopes to bring superfast broadband to 90 per cent of the region by 2015.

Steve Stewart, Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council, told the Berwick Advertiser that bringing 25Mb superfast broadband to the county is a "high priority".

"Our plan must clearly illustrate how we will focus resources on upgrading our networks, alongside evidence from across the community that the people of Northumberland want this service," he added.

If the county council is successful in its bid it will have to match the £7.03 million donation from the government to help fund the project.

People are being encouraged to head to the inorthumberland.org.uk website to tell the project team why they want faster and more reliable internet connections.

Government targets are aiming to have give all UK households access to the web by 2015, with 90 per cent being able to get superfast broadband of 25Mb or higher.  

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