Today is a day that should be celebrated in every telecom department across the world. Why? Because on March 7th, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted United States patent 174,465 for his invention of the telephone. While there is some controversy over who actually came up with the original idea for the telephone, Mr. Bell must be recognized for creating the first telephone company (The Bell Telephone Company) and building the foundation of a communications network that is still in existence today.
This week, I celebrate that anniversary in No Jitter with some history and modern day realities.