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Early AT&T coax

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  • Albert LaFrance
    From a Bell System booklet titled The Magic of Communications , dated May 1950: The first coaxial cable was placed between New York and Philadelphia in 1936
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 15, 2000
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      From a Bell System booklet titled "The Magic of Communications", dated May
      1950:

      "The first coaxial cable was placed between New York and Philadelphia in
      1936 on an experimental basis. The first commercial installation was the
      Stevens Point-Minneapolis cable in 1940.

      Coaxial cable is now used in a nationwide network of four interconnected
      backbone routes: an Atlantic seaboard route from New York to Miami; a
      southern transcontinental route from Jacksonville to San Francisco via
      Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles; a mid-western route from Philadelphia to
      Chicago, via Pittsburgh and Cleveland; and a north-south route from Chicago
      to Jackson, Miss., via St. Louis and Memphis."

      ...Albert
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