Northumberland County UBF Application

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The Problem

The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) announced the$1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund to support high-speed Internet projects across the country. The Universal Broadband Fund has been designed to fund broadband infrastructure projects that will bring high-speed Internet at 50/10 Megabits per second (Mbps) to rural and remote communities.  Eligible applicants may apply for funding between November 9, 2020, and February 15, 2021.

Northumberland County needed a consultant to support its application process to the UBF program in terms of organizing, reviewing and integrating the data sets.

How we Helped

NE&S experts supported the client in preparing submission packages, including mapping, network, costing, business planning, as well as the documentation of user benefits and community support. There are numerous steps in the application process, including but not limited to:

Pre-template Engineering & Costing Work

Template Work

NE&S assisted NC in preparing the additional supporting documents specified in the Instruction Manual that needed to be attached to the application.


NE&S’s professional support during the submission process helped Northumberland County submit a good quality application to ISED in a timely manner. Northumberland County secured $45M in combined federal an provincial funding to provide broadband connectivity to over 13,000 households.

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