This cable landing station was built by Mercury Communications (Cable & Wireless) in 1989 for the PTAT-1 cable. The US side was managed by Sprint and was the first cable to end to monopoly held by BT & AT&T.
It was decommissioned at 02:00 hours on 8 February 2004 after it became unviable with over-investment by competitors, who dropped their prices drastically after they re-emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with little or no debts, something Cable & Wireless was unable to do.
As part of the TAT-11 installation, Cable & Wireless added a spur to Brean from Swansea in 1993, this connection will be decommissioned in 2018
Owned By: Vodafone
Built in: 1989
Built By: Mercury Communications (Cable & Wireless)
Cable: Brean to Swansea