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Superfast Broadband Subsea works to roll out

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Superfast Broadband Subsea works to roll out

The R100 North contract works are set to start starting from this spring, to improve the connectivity to Scotland islands. Weather permitting, survey vessels are aiming to begin groundwork in May, with cable laying beginning in spring 2022.

The works will include laying new subsea cables to supply superfast broadband to 15 of Scotland’s most remote island communities. The work is part of the Scottish Government’s £600 million Reaching 100% programme (R100).

The £384 million North Lot contract will improve connectivity to:

  • Eigg in the Highland Council area
  • Colonsay, Iona and Lismore in Argyll and Bute Council
  • Fair Isle, Unst, Whalsey and Yell in Shetland Islands Council
  • Eday, Flotta, Hoy, Rousay, Sanday, Shapinsay and Stronsay in Orkney Islands Council.

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