Happy Throwback Thursday.
Today we're looking back to 1936 when the first annual report of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was released. (And it had everything: broadcasting! Cable television! Wireless telecommunications! Spectrum management!)
Diagram of telephones in service from the First Annual Report of the Federal Communications Commission.
And another bit of telecom trivia: this text was the FCC’s first annual report after the Interstate Commerce Commission ceded regulation of wire communication.
Topics covered include:
- Stats for amateur, broadcast, and commercial radio
- Overview of telephone and telegraph markets
- Developments in international radio and telephone communications