One trans-Atlantic telegraph cable started it all

The telecommunications industry began only 156 years ago in 1858. It was the laying of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable that really started it all.

Think about that—in the last 156 years we’ve gone from laying a telegraph cable to having phone service, the Internet, smart phones, and even connected “smart” homes (all over the world!).

Check out what it took to make the first trans-Atlantic cable happen (hint: it took a few tries) and get a little more interesting telecom history to boot!

 
 

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