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Photos: AT&T's history of innovation

Throughout much of its long life, AT&T and its Bell Labs subsidiary were on the forefront of technological progress.

AT&T's history of innovation

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first call between New York and Chicago in 1892. Price per call: $9 for 5 minutes.

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AT&T's history of innovation

AT&T President Walter Gifford leads first American demonstration of television in 1927.

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AT&T's history of innovation

An AT&T mobile phone user in Chicago, 1946.

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AT&T's history of innovation

AT&T modem, 1958.

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AT&T's history of innovation

Telstar satellite from 1962, the first active communications satellite in space.

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AT&T's history of innovation

AT&T Network Operations Center, 1977. It was the first time the company could manage its nationwide network from a single location.

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