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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

French Cable Companies
by Bill Glover

The history of the French cable companies is quite detailed, so each company shown here has its own page. Click on the company name for full details.

French PTT

La Société du Câble Transatlantique Française

La Compagnie Française du Télégraphe de Paris à New York

La Société Française des Télégraphes Sous-Marins

La Compagnie Française des Câbles Télégraphiques

La Compagnie des Câbles Sud-Américains

La Compagnie Française de Câbles Sous-Marins et de Radio - see PTT

La Société Industrielle des Téléphones

Last revised: 24 January, 2010

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