PEOPLE in Kilcreggan and Luss are the latest to gain access to faster fibre broadband connection services.

Householders and businesses in the two villages have been added to more than 950,000 premises across Scotland able to access ‘fibre-to-the-premises’ gigabit-capable networks.

Around 35,000 homes and businesses in Argyll and Bute can now connect to fibre broadband under the £463 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout, which is now nearing its conclusion.

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Sara Budge, the DSSB’s programme director, said: “More and more people have now signed up, or are able to sign up, to fibre broadband thanks to the £463 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme, and it is particularly pleasing to see this in rural areas and rural villages such as Kilcreggan and Luss.

“The key is for customers to contact one or more service providers to explore the options available to them, as upgrades are not automatic.”

Robert Thorburn, partnership director for Openreach in Scotland, which has built the networks, said: “In a turbulent year where so much has seemed uncertain, people in places like Luss and Kilcreggan will greatly welcome their new, fast, reliable connections.”

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