By Nick Wood, Total Telecom

BT this week announced it has completed the deployment of a 250 kilometre submarine cable system that will help to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to the U.K.'s Highlands and Islands region.

The cable system links 40 off-shore and mainland Scotland locations. It forms part of Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband's £410 million project to upgrade Scotland's broadband infrastructure. Of that sum, £146 million is being ploughed into improving connectivity in the Highlands and Islands region, which includes the £26.9 million subsea network.

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