While many may think of data communication as a relatively modern advancement, the history of data cabling and communications actually dates back almost 200 years. As further advancements in technology are made, it’s interesting to understand how data communications have evolved over the years.
Data communication has grown from a simple wired connection to a global and societal fundamental service. Samuel Morse’s first invented the telegraph back in 1837, and thus began the history of data communications. This once remarkable invention sent signals over a series of wires from place to place and was first used commercially on the Great Western Railroad, adopted in 1843. This allowed the telegraph service to criss- cross the entire United States.
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell improved the telegraph with the introduction of the telephone. It wasn’t until 100 years later that telephone lines were able to traffic data. However, Bell’s invention laid the groundwork for future data communication inventions. In 1958, the U.S. government improved these technological advancements by launching satellites that were communication-oriented. These paved the path for further global communications.
Within the following decades, data communications expanded to computer connections, and now we see more than 1 million HTTP servers that were being used back in 1991 alone; imagine what it is today. The World Wide Web had also become the primary component of the Internet. As years passed, the Internet revolutionized and became something that for years had seemed out of the realm of possibilities; wireless. Data communication has expanded to a whole new level. Technology continues to evolve and is the revolving point of many societies today. In fact, the world census bureau has added wireless service as being one of the factors in determining the advancement of any given society. If a country has clean water, ready electricity, plenty of food , medical care, and internet service, it is considered an advanced society.
With the US is leading the way, our wireless cabling systems are some of the best in the world. However, they are only the best if they are installed properly; without proper installation, they are worthless. If you are ready to upgrade your in-house connections, then give us a call at Edison Electric in the Minneapolis Metro area. We have skilled electricians who specialize in cabling and they will be able to repair, or install at any level of sophistication that you have in mind. 612-385-7864