TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Data Comm History -- IBM Seeks Microwave Channels

Data Comm History -- IBM Seeks Microwave Channels
25 Jan 2006 11:36:02 -0800

Along our discussions about early data communications history, I found
a New York Times article describing how IBM sought FCC to build and
operate microwave transmission systems for data communications.

The IBM proposal, in conjunction with General Electric, covered a
"three channel terminal at Washington and a six channel station in NYC
to serve Washington and Schenectady". Such a system will provide a
new business-machine service to industry as well as extensive
television capacity.

New York Times, 8/13/44.

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