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Milestone-Proposal:Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8) - 1988
Milestone Buildings Exist YES, this building is operational and used as labs facility housing nearly 5000 employees.
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details Ground Floor Entrance Hall Lobby
Milestone Present Site Owner AT&T
Milestone Site Access Details The site is within the security perimeter of AT&T.
Milestone Site Description This is the main AT&T Labs Building in This is the main AT&T Labs Building in New Jersey, in the vicinity of Tuckerton, NJ (cable landing site) and Freehold, NJ (technology integration site). There is a mounted bust of Alexander Graham Bell in the vicinity of where the plaque will be installed. ity of where the plaque will be installed.
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted true  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section IEEE NJ Coast Section  +
Proposed Milestone Location AT&T Labs, 200 S Laurel Ave., Middletown, NJ 07748
Proposed Milestone Name Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8), 1988  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation TAT-8, the first fiber-optic cable to cros TAT-8, the first fiber-optic cable to cross an ocean, entered service on 14 December 1988. AT&T, British Telecom and France Telecom led the consortium that built TAT-8, which covered a seabed distance of 5846 Km. between USA, UK and France. AT&T Bell Laboratories developed the foundational technologies: 1.3 micron fiber, cable and splicing, laser, detector, and 280 Mbps repeater for 40,000 telephone-call capacity; and led the integration at Freehold, NJ. ; and led the integration at Freehold, NJ.
Proposed Milestone Year 1988  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 October 2014 15:57:10  +
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