Homes and businesses in Denny, Dunipace and Bonnybridge can now take advantage of superfast broadband following an upgrade of the local network.
The investment by communications giant BT means more than 6800 properties in the area can enjoy increased internet speeds. The figure will rise to 8500 once engineers complete the work in the coming weeks.
Councillor Craig Martin, leader of Falkirk Council, said: “Superfast fibre broadband in Bonnybridge and Denny offers huge benefits to local residents and businesses and will help our local economy to flourish. Better, faster communications help businesses to grow and stimulate job creation.
“The arrival of fibre broadband means local people and firms can do more online at faster speeds and on multiple devices. This is great news for many people in Denny and Bonnybridge and I look forward to fibre broadband being rolled out across the rest of the Falkirk district.”
In Scotland, BT is investing around £126 million in fibre broadband partnerships with the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, European Regional Development Fund and local authorities such as Falkirk.
Further information about the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project can be found at www.digitalscotland.org.