Ho­tel ben­e­fits from speedy ser­vice

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.”

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