William von Alven, Manager, fcc part 68 Operations May 1998



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Condensed History of Telecommunications


William von Alven,
Manager, FCC Part 68 Operations


May 1998

 

PRELUDE

1200 BC - Homer talks about signal fires in the Illiad.

700 BC to 300 AD - Carrier pigeons used in Olympic games

1588 AD - Arrival of the Spanish Armada announced by signal fires

Voice telegraphs used hundreds of years BC through the Middle Ages and in the Canary Islands today.

~1800 AD - A line of canon from Buffalo to NYC used to announce Gov. DeWitt Clinton's inaugural trip through the Erie Canal. It took 80 minutes.

 



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