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The invisible empire [electronic resource] : a history of the telecommunications industry in Canada / Jean-Guy Rens ; translated by K�athe Roth.

By: Rens, Jean-Guy, 1946-.
Contributor(s): Roth, K�athe.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xix, 383 p.) : ill., ports.ISBN: 077352052X; 9780773520523; 9780773568440 (electronic bk.); 0773568441 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Telecommunication -- Canada -- History | T�el�ecommunications -- Canada -- Histoire | T�el�ephone -- Canada -- Histoire | Entreprises de t�el�ephone -- Canada -- Histoire | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / TelecommunicationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Invisible empire.DDC classification: 384/.0971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pt. 1. The Pioneering Era: Inventions and Impediments, 1846-1915. Sect. 1. Telegraphy. 1. The Birth of Telegraphy. 2. The Telegraph Industry Gets Organized. Sect. 2. The Telephone. 3. The Invention of the Telephone. 4. The Telephone Comes to Canada. 5. Bell Comes Out Fighting. 6. Balkanization of the Telephone Industry. 7. The Birth of Northern Electric and Technological Advances. 8. Unbridled Capitalism and Language Clashes. 9. The Telephone Industry in Canada and the International Scene. Sect. 3. Radio. 10. Radio: A Spectacular Success -- Pt. 2. Creating Universal Service, 1915-1956. 11. Creation of a National Industry. 12. Bell's Long March to Independence. 13. The Other Telephone Companies. 14. Social Benefits and Labour Peace in the Telephone Industry. 15. The Canadian Regulatory Model. 16. Electromechanical Technology Hits Its Peak. 17. The International Scene -- Conclusion: How Telephony Changed the World.
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Translation of: L'empire invisible.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-377) and index.

Description based on print version record.

Pt. 1. The Pioneering Era: Inventions and Impediments, 1846-1915. Sect. 1. Telegraphy. 1. The Birth of Telegraphy. 2. The Telegraph Industry Gets Organized. Sect. 2. The Telephone. 3. The Invention of the Telephone. 4. The Telephone Comes to Canada. 5. Bell Comes Out Fighting. 6. Balkanization of the Telephone Industry. 7. The Birth of Northern Electric and Technological Advances. 8. Unbridled Capitalism and Language Clashes. 9. The Telephone Industry in Canada and the International Scene. Sect. 3. Radio. 10. Radio: A Spectacular Success -- Pt. 2. Creating Universal Service, 1915-1956. 11. Creation of a National Industry. 12. Bell's Long March to Independence. 13. The Other Telephone Companies. 14. Social Benefits and Labour Peace in the Telephone Industry. 15. The Canadian Regulatory Model. 16. Electromechanical Technology Hits Its Peak. 17. The International Scene -- Conclusion: How Telephony Changed the World.

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