MORE Dollar households and businesses can upgrade to surf the web at high speeds after engineers installed fibre broadband.

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout has reached more of the Wee County town with the technology offering speeds of up to 80Mbps, depending on contracts and service providers.

Fibre offers fast and reliable connections at a range of speeds, visit scotlandsuperfast.com/yourstreet to see if it is available for the home or business premises.

Upgrades to faster speeds are not automatic, people will need to sign up to a fresh broadband package with an internet service provider.

The rollout to Dollar, by engineers at Openreach, was welcomed by council leader Councillor Ellen Forson.

She said: “It’s great news that the DSSB programme has reached more of Dollar.

“Whether you work from home or enjoy gaming, or simply just want to download a movie - having high-speed broadband lets this happen.”

MP John Nicolson was also happy to see progress on the £463million Scotland-wide programme.

The representative for Ochil and South Perthshire said: “Households and businesses alike will benefit from the rollout of high-speed broadband in the area. I encourage my constituents in the Wee County to see if they are eligible for an upgrade.”

Fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) services can reach speeds of up to 80Mbps, but fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) is capable of the fastest residential broadband speeds with up to 1Gbps.

The latter is fast enough to download a two-hour high definition movie in a mere 25seconds, if working at full speed continuously.

Sara Budge, DSSB programme director, said: “There's lots of competition out there and people may find they could be surfing at much higher speeds at a similar cost to their current service, but the key is for customers to contact one or more service providers to explore the options available to them, as upgrades to customers’ broadband packages are not automatic.”

Openreach engineers will continue to work in Clacks.

The company’s partnership director Robert Thorburn added: “Through our partnership, around 7,500 homes and business premises in Clackmannanshire can now connect to a fibre service.

“Our engineers remain as focused on bringing better broadband to as much of the Wee County as possible as they were on day one.”