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The world of telecommunications is expanding at a fast rate. The word telecommunications comes from the Greek word "tele" which means "far off". Communications means "the act of imparting or exchanging information, knowledge, and ideas" (Carne, 1984, p.5). Together the word telecommunications means "communicating at a distance". How did telecommunications arise? Historically people have always had to come together face to face in order to communicate. This began to change with the advent of writing skills. Communication could then occur at greater distances by means of sending a letter or message from one person to the other. With increasingly better transportation, the organization of states and enterprises became possible because the regular flow of communication was made possible. The telegraph and telephone were the first inventions to truly make the limitations of time and distance all but disappear. In today's world electronic communications make it possible to send and receive messages instantly to all parts of the earth.

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Master of Arts


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Roger A. Kueter


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