Farming communities in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for European money to improve broadband connections in remote areas.
Communities will be able to bid for a share of €1m fund to bring enhanced broadband to their areas, said the Scottish government.
The new investment is being delivered by the LEADER scheme which supports small-scale, community driven projects in rural areas.
It is aimed at improving internet coverage and bringing faster broadband to rural communities.
Rural secretary Richard Lochhead said: “The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that as many people as possible have broadband access and have already carried out a significant amount of work in this area.
“With it being used by more and more households as standard, I hope that this new challenge fund will further enhance Scotland’s broadband infrastructure and help rural firms gain a level playing field at a time when they need it most.”
Fresh investment through LEADER would bring faster speeds, improved coverage and help identify rural digital needs, said Mr Lochhead.