Boost to hotel business from superfast broadband

John Woodman (councillor), Mick Colvin (Hotel owner) and Jen Hall (Parish councillor).
John Woodman (councillor), Mick Colvin (Hotel owner) and Jen Hall (Parish councillor).

A hotel in Beadnell is transforming the way it does business thanks to the roll-out of fibre broadband by iNorthumberland.

The Beadnell Towers Hotel placed its order the day the new technology went live and owner Mick Colvin is now enjoying super-fast speeds of around 40Mbps.

Mick said: “Fibre broadband has made a big improvement to the business. I can move around from site to site so much quicker and promote free wifi to guests and diners. Our customers are really impressed with the speeds and how quickly they can send and receive data.

“Keeping guests and staff up to date via our Facebook and Twitter page is almost instantaneous, all of which frees up my time for other work and makes life much easier.”

More than 600 homes and businesses in Beadnell now have access to the high-speed, fibre technology and many have already placed orders with their chosen service provider.

Work to upgrade homes and businesses in the nearby villages of Seahouses and North Sunderland is also underway, with the first customers already connected and more to follow in the coming weeks.

John Woodman, councillor for Bamburgh division, said: “Rolling out fibre broadband will make a big difference to businesses and the economic development of the area so I’m delighted the roll-out has arrived in Beadnell.”