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The Network Effect

To celebrate our first anniversary of the CLE blog we produced a web documentary series on the impact of the telecom network, hosted by Dr. Steven Shepard.  We’ll share stories about the network’s pioneers, the impact it has today in growing the economy especially in developing regions, and possibilities it holds for the future.

The first of six episodes opens in rural Costa Rica, then travels back to 1888 Missouri where an undertaker, inspired by a competitor’s unfair advantage, developed the invention which first put the power into the hands of the telephone customer.   Tune in next week for episode 2.

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  1. I sure would be tunning in for the episode two.Thanks

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  2. I’m happy you all like the program – and hope you come back for more! We will be posting these on a more-or-less weekly basis as we produce them, and we’ll be covering a wide range of fascinating topics related to the world of technology. Thanks for tuning in – see you in the next episode!

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  3. Awesome story and production. Can’t wait to see the next one. Despite all of the troubles in the world today; telecom, media, and IT are helping to transform how we work, think, share, and live. It’s very exciting and hopeful.

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