Trans-Atlantic Cable Cut February 21, 1959

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Note: BTL stands for Bell Telephone Laboratories. In the "old days" Bell Labs researched and designed equipment, Western Electric built the equipment, and AT&T and its local phone companies operated and maintained the systems. Bell Labs was responsible for the development of such things as radio astrometry, transistors, lasers, and negative feedback amplifiers.

Information Courtesy of: Ted Gleichmann

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