Hotel benefits from speedy service
The Altnaharra Hotel is one of the first to benefit from the new broadband.
Hotel manager Becy Robertson said: “Our original broadband was truly snail pace at around 0.53Mbps – we had a hub in the office and guests would sit in the library beside us trying to get connected. We’d have a group of cyclists all trying to update their online blogs, while office staff could not even print a menu! We were constantly trying to juggle the various demands for bandwidth… and we were constantly over our data limits.
“We installed a satellite service and were able to extend that to guests, but with our location close to Ben Klibreck it was not ideal. So when we had the big surprise that we were going to be getting ultrafast, it was Christmas all over!
“We now have fibre in the office at speeds of around 80Mbps and it makes a big, big difference. We do all our banking online, and can now do this whenever we like rather than waiting for a quiet time of day when bandwidth is available. Our booking process has improved dramatically. And we now have wifi available around the hotel.”