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Wireless History Timeline - 1960s

1968

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opens Docket 18262 to set aside sufficient spectrum to meet the demand for land mobile communications.  Congestion on the frequencies then available was approaching unacceptable levels, with a waiting period of several years in some markets to get a mobile phone.  

1968

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – US (DARPA) selects BBN to develop the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), precursor of the modern Internet

1965

INTELSAT launches the Early Bird geostationary satellite.

1964

AT&T’s Improved Mobile Telephone Service (IMTS) eliminates the need for push-to-talk operation and offers automatic dialing 

1964

The International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (INTELSAT) is established. 

1962

The first communication satellite, Telstar, is launched into orbit.