More homes in the north-east can upgrade to superfast broadband as part of a £428 million project.
The scheme, by Digital Scotland, has seen 11,000km of cable laid by Openreach across the country.
As part of the local rollout in Aberdeenshire some ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology is being deployed.
FTTP sees fibre connected directly from the exchange to the premise and is capable of carrying much faster speeds.
Aberdeenshire Council infrastructure services committee chairman, Peter Argyle, said: “I am delighted that more premises across Aberdeenshire can now access fibre broadband thanks to the programme and more people are now able to get a superfast speed.
“Whether you are downloading a box set, a small businesses making transactions or just keeping in touch with friends, fibre broadband can make it all happen easily.”
The rollout has been led by the Scottish Government with funding also provided by the UK Government through Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), BT Group, local authorities and the EU via the European Regional Development Fund.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “I would encourage more people to check whether they are eligible to upgrade.”