Web Links on Bell System topics
- Inland Marine Radio History Archive
Ship-to-shore communications for lake and river shipping; station WAY in Chicago was operated by Illinois Bell
- David Massey's Bell System Memorial
Begun in April 2004, and growing!
This fascinating site includes a history of the Bell System, a collection of print advertisements, multimedia files, and anecdotes told by telephone-company employees.
There's a section devoted to Long Lines.
- The History of AT&T
AT&T's official history web site.
Of special interest is the History of the AT&T Network section, giving a brief history of the Bell System's network switching, transmission and management technologies.
- Sam's Telecomm History Links Page
A great collection of links to telephony-related web pages
A wonderful site devoted to electromechanical telephone switching systems >
- The Central Office
Lots of information and links on telephone central offices, past and present
- The L-4 Coaxial System (How the Bell System helped win the Cold War)
Decades before fiber-optic cables became the backbone of long-distance telephony, buried lead-sheathed clusters of coaxial cables and closely-spaced repeaters provided the nuclear-blast-resistant communications service demanded for national security. Mark Foster's well-organized web site offers detailed information about this little-known network.
- Tower Power
On AT&T's web page, a discussion of the end of the microwave era and the sale of the company's towers
- Tennessee Valley TelWeb
Matthew Sadler's look at the region's telecommunications facilities: cellular and PCS, BETRS, microwave, and central offices
- Cold War Communications in the U.K.
Learn how Britain addressed the problem of survivable telephone communications.
- Teletypewriters - by Vaux Electronics
Teletypewriters were used in the Bell System both for internal communications and for text communications services offered to
subscribers, and for many years AT&T owned the Teletype Corporation, a major manufacturer of this equipment.
Updated on December 31, 2007 at 22:23 by