Bridge Communications

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Bridge Communications
IndustryComputer Networks
Founded1981 (1981)
FounderJudy Estrin and Bill Carrico
Defunct1987 (1987)
ProductsNetwork hardware

Bridge Communications, Inc. was founded by Judy Estrin and Bill Carrico in 1981 and was based in Mountain View, California. Bridge Communications made computer network bridges, routers, and communications servers.[1] They specialized in inter-connecting different kinds of networks.[2][3]

According to Judy Estrin, Bridge Communications shipped the first commercial router.[2]

Bridge Communications was acquired by 3Com on September 30, 1987.[4]


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  3. ^ Wright, Maury (1988-03-03). "Networking software. (Includes related articles on OSI standards and Macintosh networks.)". EDN. Canon Communications L.L.C. Archived from the original on 2014-06-11.
  4. ^ "Bridge Communications, Inc". Business Week. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012.