More than 12,600 residents and businesses in Fife are now able to access full fibre connectivity.

Scottish broadband provider GoFibre’s new network across Cupar, Cardenden and Burntisland went live on Monday.

The network is set to expand further, with construction getting underway in Newport and Tayport, opening up full fibre broadband to around 3,400 additional premises.

GoFibre’s network expansion in Fife began last summer when construction got underway in Cardenden and Burntisland.

GoFibre started construction in Fife last summer. Image: Supplied.

Full fibre networks are considered the best type of connectivity, allowing communities to upload and download data with none of the disruption that ageing copper networks bring. However, it is only currently available to around 41 per cent of Scottish residents.

GoFibre says its network will help to tackle the digital divide across Scotland.

Once in place, speeds of up to 10Gbps will be available, transforming the ability for Fife residents and businesses to work effectively from home, operate multiple devices simultaneously with no lag and download complete box sets and large files in just seconds.

‘Fife expansion will help close digital divide’

Neil Conaghan, chief executive of GoFibre, said: “The expansion across Fife is a significant step forward in our aim to close the digital divide across rural areas with our network already bringing transformational speeds to residents and businesses.

“To any locals or businesses interested in learning more about how our network can benefit them, please do get in touch or register.”

Councillor Altany Craik, spokesperson for finance, economy and strategic planning at Fife Council, said: “Fife Council is pleased to see Cupar, Cardenden and Burntisland residents being connected to full fibre with expansion across Newport and Tayport.

“We don’t underestimate the difference this will make to local residents.”