Cable Center Exhibits

Interested in how cable grew from mom-and-pop businesses to a multi-billion dollar industry? Our online exhibits feature information on the people, places and events that made it happen.

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The Cable History Timeline Narrative

The Cable History Timeline Narrative is a comprehensive compilation of seminal milestones throughout the cable industry’s evolutionary and revolutionary three generations of dynamic technological innovation, creative free-enterprise and landmark legislation. The journey begins in the 1940s with the spontaneous birth of CATV throughout the rural areas of the United States in response to limited or no television signals. As you progress through the timeline decade after decade, a marvelous story unfolds as the modern cable industry emerges and evolves into the global telecommunications titan we know today.

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