So BT has won the contract to deliver fibre broadband in Northumberland – does this mean I have to use them as my internet service provider?
No. BT Openreach (www.openreach.co.uk) and its contractors are supplying and laying the fibre in the ground but this doesn’t mean you have to use BT as your internet service provider (ISP). You will be able to shop around for the best package to suit your needs from a wide range of providers who have access to the improved fibre network. Please use the ‘How much is it?’ section of our website to see the providers you could use. Please note however that choice of ISP is currently more limited via fibre to the premise (FTTP) services.