Communication networks in Phoenix and beyond have come a long way since prototypes like the telegraph and Morse code. Yet there are interesting parallels and common threads that run down the line to today’s sophisticated technological descendants. To understand where communication networks in Phoenix are, it’s valuable to examine how they got there.
Developed throughout the 1840s, the Morse code uses a series of dots and dashes to represent letters and characters and transmit information across an electric wire. Using a system of telegraph wires, Morse messages were tapped out on a straight key and sent to recipients trained to decipher the code. Morse code is still used today by pilots and air traffic controllers because it is less susceptible to poor signals than vocal commands.
The telegraph was improved to include a keyboard device that transmitted a binary code- a series of ones and zeroes- to represent or encode characters and numbers.
Here we see the rudiments of present-day communication networks in Phoenix and elsewhere: character-based keyboards encoding communications into electric pulses transmitted electronically across a wire, and a receiving device on the same system to process the pulses.
Network communications continued expanding upon these fundamentals. The first telephones required switchboards and operators to connect callers to recipients via a network of plug-ins. The 1960s saw the introduction of structured cabling services for use in communication over long distances. Intercoms, for example, at the time prone to breaking up, have been advanced with fiber optic cabling in Phoenix and the world over to create a clear, reliable form of long distance communication. Computer networking, once only available to the wealthy, became more accessible with the invention of the modem.
By 1990s, both home and mobile computers were in heavy use. The Internet, with its complex infrastructure rooted in the telephone, soon became available to the masses. Cell phone reception improved with the addition of towers and networks of intricate fiber optic cabling around Phoenix and the world.
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