There are many companies that were important in beginning the spreading of information all over the country through the telephone and then eventually the internet, and a look through the AT&T internet history will help us to understand this process.
It was the year 1983 when AT&T first installed a fiber optic cable to transmit information more quickly. This cable was stretched between Washington DC and New York, and was an amazing break through for the transmitting of information from one location to the next. Previously it was radio waves or a long copper wire that people used to receive information.
This new technology opened the doors for much faster exchanges of information, and helped lead to the type of exchanges we have available today. In the current year almost all of the traffic for the company uses this fiber optic types of cable. In 1988 the first cable of this kind was stretched across the Atlantic and opened up a hug world of possibility. This type of cable can transmit ten times more info than the copper cable could. This was huge advantage for phone calls and then eventually for the internet.
In the year 2004 AT&T introduced the first available voice over the web, which is a nice alternative to a typical phone service they and other used to provide. This made it possible for people to communicate with people very far away for much cheaper than traditional long distance calls from ones phone.
Today, AT&T in many ATT UVerse reviews it is mentioned that all three of their main services are internet based – internet service along with VOIP telephone and IP television service.
All of these different advances made to the AT&T company made it possible for them to speed up the time it takes to transfer info and get in touch with other people as quickly as we do today. Their history helps us put together the history of people being able to keep in touch all over the world.