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Through the Wires: A century of Telecommunications
History - About this Section
In this part of our web site you'll be able to watch the telecommunications industry grow
from its birth in telegraphy. Learn about the technologies that made history and advanced
society as a whole.
Discover how man in the pre-historic ages used telegraphy. Then, jump to the invention of
the electric telegraph and Morse code.
Invention of Radio (1894)
One name comes to mind when thinking about the radio, Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian
physicist who is basically contributed with inventing the radio. This page also features a
brief look on ham radio.
Learn about Alexander Graham Bell (the famous Scottish inventor) and the
"accidental" creation of the telephone.
Yes, the fax machine is considered slow by modern standards, but for its time it was an
Birth of the Internet (1969)
It all started with the U.S. military during the Cold War. Today, the Internet is
expanding at an exponential growth rate that proves hard to keep up with.
The telecommunications industry is an ever changing and booming sector. Sometimes it's
necessary for the government to intervene.
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