BT has revealed plans to recruit up to 150 engineers in a bid to facilitate its rollout of fibre broadband across Scotland.
About 90 of the jobs will be positioned in the Highlands and Islands area, with the remainder in Dundee, Aberdeen as well as the south of Scotland.
BT revealed the recruitment plan after winning contracts to install connections across the country.
The project involves building fibre broadband network and establishing fibre services in Scottish homes and businesses.
Brendan Dick, director of BT Scotland, said faster broadband will help to fuel local economies across rural and urban Scotland.
"It's skilled, interesting work which will give the successful recruits the chance to gain experience in a fast-paced, constantly evolving industry and be at the forefront of connecting communities to the future," Dick said.
The UK telecom firm anticipates fibre broadband to be extended to 85% of Scottish premises by 2015 and 95% by 2017.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "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.
"This is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the whole of Europe and will enable businesses to compete on the international stage."
BT recently revealed plans to close its dial-up internet service on 01 September 2013, raising fears that several thousands of users in the UK's rural areas would not be able to access broadband services.