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Work to bring superfast broadband to Isles of Scilly

Work is underway to provide superfast Broadband for the Isles of Scilly. The giant cable is being transported to the islands by ship

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Superfast broadband for Isles of Scilly

Engineers laying superfast broadband cables in Cornwall. Credit: ITV News West Country

An ambitious scheme to provide superfast Broadband for the Isles of Scilly has been unveiled by BT.

It's expected that the first customers will be connected during the first half of 2014.

A cable ship is due to spend about a month later this year cutting and moving two cables, which had previously been used for communications between the UK and Ireland and Spain, and connecting them to the islands.

It's expected to cost more than three million pounds and will provide the islanders with some of the fastest internet connections in the country.

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