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The Anzio-Buenos Aires transatlantic cable of Italcable, 1925

02/13/2011 - 00:00 PM

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On 7 May 1925, a festive crowd gathered on the shores of Atalya in Argentina, near the capital Buenos Aires, to see  the "landing" of a transatlantic cable. It was the year that the Milan-based Italcable company first  established telegraphic communication links between Italy and the Americas. A few months earlier, on 16 March,  the first Anzio-New York line had been inaugurated.

The huge investment cost of laying  the intercontinental cable was funded in part by  members of the large community of Italian immigrants, especially those in Argentina, who underwrote part of the share capital.
Italcable was acquired by STET in 1965 and in 1994 became part of  Telecom Italia.

 

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