BT is overcoming geographical obstacles to improve broadband services in Scotland, it has been claimed.
Writing in the Scotsman, Brendan Dick, Director of BT Scotland, explained that the firm is continuing its £2.5 billion fibre broadband rollout across the UK.
Homes and businesses north of the border are among those to benefit, despite the difficulties experienced hooking up some of the more remote communities, he said.
"Scotland's rugged terrain and disparate population present unique challenges that make investment decisions more difficult," Mr Dick stated.
"But the country will benefit immensely from next generation broadband. A partnership approach will make this more viable."
He said the Scottish Government's plan to extend next-generation digital infrastructure across Scotland is "great news for the nation".
So much of what we do as a society and as individuals depends on the internet, Mr Dick added.