Farice  in co-operation with the Faroese Telecom has now connected the Shetlands with a new 10Gbps link in October 2016

The news was published in ISP review recently.  The diverse backhaul from Shetland to Northern Scotland  is provided by Farice over the FARICE-1 submarine cable to Faroe Islands and extended from the Faroe Islands to the Shetlands by the Faroese Telecom using their Shefa submarine cable.