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The invisible empire : a history of the telecommunications industry in Canada

Author: Jean-Guy Rens; Käthe Roth
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Invisible Empire provides the first overview of Canadian telecommunications, from the laying of the first telegraph line between Toronto and Hamilton in 1846 to the separation between Nortel -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rens, Jean-Guy, 1946-
Invisible empire.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)43977485
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Guy Rens; Käthe Roth
ISBN: 9780773568440 0773568441
OCLC Number: 144078383
Notes: Translation of: L'empire invisible.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 383 pages) : illustrations, portraits
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.
Responsibility: Jean-Guy Rens ; translated by Käthe Roth.
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