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Financing Fiber: Corning’s Invasion of the Telecommunications Market

Margaret B. W. Graham

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter tackles what challenges and risks Corning Glass Works faced in the financing of optical fiber innovation. The challenges involved in such a venture included the inventing and developing ... More


Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012867
eISBN:
9780262255059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the end of the twentieth century, fiber-optic technology had made possible a worldwide communications system of breathtaking speed and capacity. This network is the latest evolution of ... More


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