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Timeline of connection types
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ALOHAnet, a computer networking system that used ultra high frequency radio waves to transmit data packets, is made operational by the University of Hawaii.
Telstar 1, the first commercial communications satellite, is launched and goes on to transmit the first publicly available satellite television broadcast using microwaves.
Marconi sends the first radio signal across the Atlantic from Cornwall to Newfoundland in a trial of his communications equipment.
Wi-Fi is made available for use by the public.
The World Wide Web is made accessible to the general public.
Samuel Morse transmits the first Morse code message over a telegraph line.
First mobile phone call is made by Martin Cooper of Motorola.
Bluetooth is made accessible to the public.
First Internet connection made in lower Earth atmosphere using a LAN onboard the International Space Station.
The first internetworked two-way transmission is made using SRI International's Packet Radio Van.
The first dial-up Internet connection is made available by the Sprint Corporation.
Ethernet, a wireless form of connection between devices, is developed around this time by staff at Xerox PARC.
The BBC launches its first regularly scheduled radio programme from Writtle, Essex.
Throughout the First World War, radio technology is used by both sides for communication, disseminating propaganda and aiding in zeppelin bomber navigation.
The world's first telephone call is made between inventor Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant Thomas Watson.
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