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100 years of automated Exchanges

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Well, well, well. This week, 100 years ago, Geelong was the first city of many to receive a new,¬†automated telephone exchange. In its day, it was the first automated Telephone Exchange in the Southern Hemisphere and the second in the entire British Empire. I guess Australia has always been a tad ahead telecommunications wise. Today, you wouldn’t even think of talking to an operator, just to catch up with a […]