Bell’s First Telephone, 1875

Bell’s First Telephone

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Alexander Graham Bell’s interest in the education of deaf individuals led him to develop the microphone and, in 1876, what he referred to as an “electrical speech machine”, better known today as a telephone. By 1878, Bell had set up a telephone exchange in New Haven, Connecticut. By 1884, long-distance connections had been made between Boston, Massachusetts, and New York City. Bell imagined great uses for his telephone, but he never imagined that telephone lines could transmit video images. Since Alexander Graham Bell’s death in 1922, the telecommunication industry has undergone an amazing revolution. This revolution has gotten to the point that one’s ability to access information relies upon telecommunications technology. Bell’s “electrical speech machine” paved the way for the information superhighway.