Thursday, February 19, 2009

Early Telegraph

The telegraph was a huge improvement to the communications network in the world. Both European and American people used this invention to their advantage but both used it differently. Europe only used it for the postal office and it was only controlled by the state.In America, it became a business, where they would sell the telephone to the public. Telephone became the first monopoly in America. In America, telecommunications development was on the rise and other technologies were being created. Americans played more of a significant role with the telegraph. They also increased the industrial and scientific development in the country. The telegraph sparked different ideas to improve in the communications network. The speed of communications rose to a high level. The travel of news between from South Carolina to New York City was 20 days in 1794, in 1841 it only took 5.5 days. It also expanded social connections throughout the states. The telegraph created many opportunities for the U.S. to grow


At 10:58 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Why did the U.S. not nationalize the telegraph the way most European nations did? What impact did this choice have on the development of the telegraph in the U.S.?


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