SMARTnorthumberland is a countywide project focusing on increasing the use of new technologies in County workplaces and the community to help foster an inclusive, prosperous and secure Northumberland.

Technological change is happening rapidly, and is changing the ways that we communicate, do business and live our lives. With a unique blend of urban and rural landscapes, Northumberland faces many challenges and opportunities relating to digital infrastructure. We are challenged not only to keep pace with these technological advancements, but to take an active role in shaping the application of technology for the benefit of our community. The mission of the SMARTnorthumberland project is to take advantage of information and technology in order to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges and enrich quality of life.

Digital Strategy 2019

The SMARTnorthumberland project officially kicked off in August 2019 with the release of Northumberland County's Digital Strategy 2019. This strategy was developed through consultations with residents, County Council, County staff, educational institutions, and local businesses and organizations. Northumberland's Digital Strategy identifies current challenges related to digital infrastructure in our community, and looks ahead to seek opportunities for digital innovation, engagement and growth. 

Digital Strategy Overview

Digital Strategy 2019 (Full Report)

Take our internet speed test

Northumberland County is gathering data about the state of local internet access, as we continue to look for opportunities to improve local broadband. Help us get accurate internet speed data by taking the internet speed test linked below. 

This information can be used to:

  • Assist interested internet service providers as they plan deployments in Northumberland
  • Inform Northumberland County as we aim to address unserved or underserved areas

Please note that you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • A valid email address for follow-up purposes if confirmation of speed test results are required — under no circumstances will your email address be used for marketing or solicitation purposes
  • Your postal code and the civic number of your address to pinpoint the location of your service
  • The download and upload speeds as promised by your internet service provider, as well as the name of the service provider

Thank you for participating in this data gathering exercise.

Please complete the speed test at each of the three different times listed below:
Once between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Once between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Once between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Begin Test

2019 Information Sessions

On September 25, 2019, Northumberland County partnered with Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) to provide two information sessions about connecting Northumberland through mobile broadband initiatives, and Northumberland County's digital strategy. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the sessions in Codrington and Baltimore. If you were unable to attend, please see the presentation slides provided by EORN below.

EORN Presentation - September 25, 2019