Telecommunications in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Telecommunications in Newfoundland and Labrador have been important due to the province's rural and remote geography.[1] They are also well-situated to be the terminus of transatlantic undersea cables since it was found by Lieutenant O.H. Berryman in 1853 that they are connected to Ireland by a plateau at a depth of 1500 to 2000 fathoms which is highly suitable for this purpose.[2]


  1. ^ C. Flynn, Y. Fontaine (25–28 May 1997), "Telecommunications network development in Newfoundland and Labrador", Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2: 884–887 
  2. ^ Henry Martyn Field, John Davis Batchelder (1866), History of the Atlantic Telegraph, S. Low & Marston