More than 25,000 more homes and businesses across Fife now have fibre broadband available thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband partnership.
The programme, which started to go live in Fife a year ago, has helped coverage increase by 13% across the kingdom.
It aims to provide fibre broadband infrastructure to parts of Scotland not included in the private sector’s commercial investment plans.
Superfast broadband enables multiple users in a home or business to access the internet, download and share large files at the same time at high download speeds. Last year, 69% of premises in Fife had access to fibre broadband.
Coverage has now reached just over 82%.
Fife Council has invested £2.8 million into Digital Scotland’s programme to improve the level of broadband coverage and it is anticipated that by the end of 2017, Fife’s coverage will be more than 98% when the private sector’s commercial rollout is also included.
Towns including Cupar, Falkland, Glenrothes and St Andrews are all now benefiting from the programme’s intervention.
Lesley Laird, Fife Council’s deputy leader and executive spokeswoman for economy and planning, said: “It’s fantastic to see such significant progress in Fife in the first year of this four-year programme.”
Sara Budge, programme director for Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband, said: “There is much more to come in terms of deployment within Fife and we’ll be sure to keep residents informed when it reaches them.”