January 2014

Viewing 1984 from 2014

Following the introduction of cellular service in Chicago in October 1983 and Washington/Baltimore in December 1983, the deployment of cellular systems picked up speed in 1984.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continued to wrestle with volumes of data from the top 90 markets, repeating cycles of pleadings and petitions, and revised licensing procedures in the form of lotteries.