A north east MSP has welcomed the arrival of more digital homes in a north-east town.
MSP for Banff and Buchan, Stewart Stevenson, said he was delighted that more than 2,200 homes and businesses in Peterhead can now access fibre broadband.
This is through the £463million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.
More than 86,000 homes and businesses have been reached by the Dssb programme in Aberdeenshire where take-up of services across the new network now stand at more than 60%.
Mr Stevenson said: “Faster broadband is great news for both residents and businesses alike who use the internet during day-to-day work or for pleasure after the working day is finished.
“It’s fantastic that 60% of the homes and businesses which are eligible for an upgrade have chosen to do so, and I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet made the move to check if they could get a faster service.”
Partnership director for Openreach in Scotland, Robert Thorburn has also been excited by the spread of digital homes in Peterhead.
He said: “It’s great to visit somewhere steeped in Peterhead’s maritime past to celebrate its digital future.
“Take-up rates in Peterhead and across Aberdeenshire are healthy, but there’s still plenty of capacity available in the local network.”
Research has suggested that every £1 of public investment in fibre broadband in Scotland is delivering almost £12 of benefits to the Scottish economy.