BEACHGOERS at Mwnt are now able to surf both the waves and web on the same day thanks to a new ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband network, built by Openreach.

And virtual team meetings have even been held from Mwnt Beach using the new infrastructure.

The UK’s largest digital network provider has just connected the popular Caban Mwnt café at the top of Mwnt beach with ultrafast broadband, which means ‘working from the beach’ could become a new norm as the summer holidays get into full swing.

The company say they are almost a third of the way towards meeting their commitment to reach 25 million homes and businesses by December 2026.

The brand-new Full Fibre infrastructure enables LoRaWAN technology to be used that provides real time data on visitors, weather and alerts when the nearby defibrillator has been tampered with.

This allows Ferwig Community Council to make data-driven decisions, ensuring adequate resources are provided at the location.

To connect the café Openreach engineers had to run fibre from the exchange around five kilometres away in Cardigan across fields and down narrow lanes.

Working closely with Ceredigion Council the company was able to agree early starts for their work in order to minimise disruption.

Good relationships with local landowners and the National Trust, who manage the land around Mwnt, meant that engineers were able to complete the work for the start of the busy tourist season.

Rachel Welch, owner of Caban Mwnt said: “Full fibre is essential for running Caban Mwnt, it helps us promote our business through social media channels, including sharing pictures of dolphins often seen here.”

Cllr Clive Davies said the advent of Full Fibre to a rural part of Ceredigion was ‘greatly beneficial’.

“It not only allows us to digitally monitor the defibrillator that we have at Mwnt Beach, but also allows visitors to pay for their parking using their mobiles and make phone calls using the Wifi that we now have across the beach,” he added.

Ceredigion MP Ben Lake described the Full Fibre coverage as ‘a positive development for both the local businesses and for the safety of locals and visitors alike’.