The dawn of instant global communication can be traced back to entrepreneur Cyrus West Field and his long-shot experiment to link the United States and Europe by telegraph in the 1850s.
Video by Raymond Schillinger
Graphics by Christian Capestany
Series by Neville Gillett and Tom Gibson
Archival Footage Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center
Special Thanks to Bill Burns, Creator of http://www.atlantic-cable.com