Ep. 22: The first transatlantic telegraph cable is completed

Despite four previous ill-fated attempts by a man named Cyrus West Field, he persevered and on the fifth attempt, succeeded in laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1858. On This Week in Tech, Abbey and Tyler talk about the troubles the project faced, the various methods attempted before and since, and how, despite lasting only three weeks, this single cable changed the way we communicate globally.

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