Telecommunications

By : Lauren, Jacob, & Jackson

Definition

Telecommunications, also called telecommunication, is the exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means. A complete, single telecommunications circuit consists of two stations, each equipped with a transmitter and a receiver.

History

Telecommunications began in 1837, starting off with telegraphs and telephones. After that, radio broadcasts began in 1929. Lastly, in 1940, computer and internet networks started up.

Mediacom, US Cellular, Verizon, T-Mobile

Transmission Methods

  • Underground cords or wires
  • Radio frequency
  • Satellites

Methods of Measuring Usage

  • Data usage by GB or MB
  • Speed of how fast information travels
  • Channel limits

Property

  • Antenna support structure less than 200 feet
  • Antennas must be placed back 40 feet from the property line

Typical Sizing Requirments

Phones at US Cellular


  • 1 GB for $25 a month
  • 6 GB for $40 a month