Will I Have A Choice Of Broadband Provider?

Yes, if other commercial suppliers chose to operate within the area. Our project will not prevent other telecom suppliers from providing new broadband services, and any existing services can continue. However, we’ll only cover those areas where commercial telecom providers have said they don’t plan to go with superfast services in the next 3 years (a condition of our public funding) so there may not be a choice. Telecom suppliers may change their mind of course – they are not restricted - but if the position doesn’t change then our system is likely to be the only superfast option, at least for the first few years. Your telecom supplier may decide to provide their service (or a better one) over our network, once it’s built. Because it will be publicly funded, our network will be “open access” for use by commercial suppliers - but we cannot predict what they’ll decide to do.