The Phone Network Designed to Withstand a Nuclear War

Phone Network built to withstand World War III Via reddit, a fascinating relic of the cold war – a map of the US-Canadian AT&T long-line telephone network circa 1960. This coast to coast cable and microwave network was built with World War III in mind. With many towers especially hardened to resist nuclear blasts, and infrastructure in especially high-danger areas hidden underground.

There are blown-up sections – blown-up as in enlarged not nuked – and a bunch of other maps and information on long-lines.net.


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