Sweb: Bristol

The dot com boom was being capitalised by the power networks with multiple networks being built around the country, like Sweb’s new site at Avonbank Feeder Road St Philips Bristol being approved in July 1999.

These small cabins would house the equipment needed to repeat the signal that ran over fibre optics across overhead cable routes down to Lands End to meet the transatlantic cables being built.

When Sweb was taken over by Western Power distribution, it changed its name to Surf Telecom and later Western Power Telecom and is still a layer 2 network operator.

Norweb a competitor acquired Units 3-4 Days Road St Philips Bristol BS2 0QS in Aug 1999 and built a telecommunications point of presence for their network in Bristol however it appears it closed a few years later.

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