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Chapter 1. How Internet Telephone Calls Work

Chapter 1. How Internet Telephone Calls Work

Why did Alexander Graham Bell waste time inventing the normal telephone and wires when he could have just invented the cell phone directly? Or why not just go ahead and invent Internet Telephony rather than just Telephony?

Our friend Alexander had to build upon the knowledge of his time (1876 for the telephone), as do all inventors. Telephony progressed quickly at the beginning but slowed when governments created monopoly telephone companies in order to spread the telephone as widely and quickly as possible. The government-granted telephone company monopoly (originally AT&T in the U.S.) was the trade-off for the push to put a telephone in every household.


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