Undersea cables then and now [telecom]

CBS News reported that it's been exactly 150 years since the first trans-Atlantic cable began ushering in global communications. And now, in another milestone, tech giants are hanging up on traditional companies to phone in their own revolution under the sea, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Albert.

The article describes operations aboard the cable laying ship, Global Sentinel, operated by TE Connectivity SubCom.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History helped string together an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary to the first permanent trans-Atlantic cable and the man who assembled the financial, political and technical prowess to make it happen - entrepreneur Cyrus Field. They have samples of the early cables from the 1850s.

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