Multi conductor cable electrical conductors, for example those contained in transmission line cable or in other devices, are connected to respective electrical contacts positioned on a contact carrier. The carrier has relatively raised and recessed surface portions that facilitate separating the contacts, guide signal conductors to respective contacts and isolate ground conductors from the respective junctions of signal conductors and contacts. A programmable ground bus connects all the ground conductors and has selectively provided signal/ground tabs bendable to engage respective signal conductors and contacts. The ground bus and contacts have a partial soldered coating and a laser scans respective junctions of conductors with contacts and/or with the ground bus to flow the solder and form secure mechanical and electrical connections. A strain relief body molded about at least part of the junctions, contact carrier, contacts, conductors and bus forms a unified structure. Moreover, the contact carrier includes partition walls separating the contacts in parallel rows and cooperating with a cover to form discrete compartments for the respective contacts and into which electrically conductive members may be inserted for connection with respective contacts.