BT announces 150 'superfast' broadband jobs in Scotland | Scottish …
BT is creating 150 new engineering jobs in Scotland to support the rollout of fibre broadband.
The company said 90 posts would be located in the Highlands and Islands, with others in Dundee, Aberdeen, the central belt and south of Scotland. The recruitment comes after BT won contracts to install connections across the country. BT said it expected fibre broadband to be ready in 85% of Scottish premises by 2015, with 95% of coverage by 2017.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the news was a welcome boost to the job market.
She added: These jobs come on the back of our recent announcement of a high-speed broadband network, created in partnership with BT.
This initiative will connect communities across rural and urban areas, providing a platform for future economic development and regeneration.